Feeding the hungry, sheltering the vulnerable and restoring people into the community through the gospel sounds like very admirable, spiritual work. Here's the thing: Sometimes "spiritual work" requires a lot of labor that doesn’t look very spiritual. But even the most practical members in the UGM family understand that their work has a deeper significance: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord” (Colossians 3:23, emphasis added).
Pat Bren is one of many UGM staff who see a very practical job as a ministry opportunity. As the head of housekeeping at UGM’s central campus, he works daily with UGM guests to maintain a safe, healthy environment for residents, volunteers and staff. Every day, he has the chance to come alongside men who desperately need someone to believe in them.
You can’t spend any amount of time around UGM without being changed by it. As a Volunteer, donor, or employee, partnering with UGM changes us as well as the people we serve. Our lives are being transformed.