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Relief vs. Development: Diagnosing Causes

Oct 16, 2019 3:32:54 PM

Editor’s Note: Pastor John Repsold, whose downtown Spokane church Mosaic Fellowship includes ministry to people experiencing homelessness, presented the following at the 2019 World Homeless Day Summit. We appreciate his sharing his notes with Impact Blog readers.

Relief vs. Development, Part 1

By Pastor John Repsold

I’ve been tasked with addressing the difference between relief and development when it comes to the homeless. And I say “the homeless” rather than “homelessness” because I want us to remember that this is not just a “problem to solve.”  It is fundamentally about people, the homeless.

You are the solution to homelessness.

Oct 9, 2019 2:02:13 PM

While UGM provides food and shelter, our major contribution to the issue of homelessness is extending the love of Jesus Christ. The government can't do that.

We Believe...

Oct 2, 2019 2:42:06 PM

Amid heated debate around the solutions to homelessness, UGM states as clearly as possible who we are, what we believe, and what we’re trying to do.

A Look Inside Men’s Recovery

Sep 26, 2019 4:43:48 PM

True recovery involves getting to know Jesus and following His plans for life. That's the heart of Men's Recovery at UGM.

Love Your Homeless Neighbor

Sep 19, 2019 2:22:05 PM

We must first see and know people, not their condition, if we are to love the poor like God calls us to do.

UGM Auxiliary: Prayer, Presence and Projects

Sep 11, 2019 9:29:17 AM

The UGM Auxiliary is an essential support to the work of UGM. These dedicated volunteers serve by praying, showing up, and taking care of practical needs.

We're Celebrating Real People Making Real Change.

Sep 4, 2019 3:30:43 PM

UGM's Fall Campaign highlights real people embracing the opportunity for real change.

Recovery: The Hardest Work

Aug 29, 2019 4:45:28 PM

Those interested in doing recovery at UGM are told from the outset that it’s the hardest work they’ll ever do, but also the most rewarding.

The Greatest Stories Ever Towed

Aug 21, 2019 4:46:36 PM

It's never about the car. It's about the story. Rick Schwartz hears from donors' hearts every day as UGM Motors' tow truck driver.

The Heart of Lifelong Recovery

Aug 15, 2019 1:08:27 PM

5 years is a big milestone in recovery, but fixating on the milestone misses the whole point of recovery: It's for life.