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Family Breakdown: Restoring a Damaged Masterpiece

Nov 14, 2018 4:43:09 PM

By Sonny Westbrook, Director of Ministries

All of God’s ways are perfect.  One of His ways for life on planet Earth was to create the family unit. 

As we see in the Scriptures, the original family by His design consisted of a man named Adam with his wife named Eve. Prior to creating Eve, He declared that it is not good for man to be alone. And then He undertook to create the  first woman and, as it were, He performed the first marriage ceremony.  We see all this revealed in Genesis, chapters 1 and 2

Further, God planned that the man and the woman would be given a role in releasing God’s reproductive powers and would be enabled by Him to “be fruitful and multiply and to fill the earth.”  So by Genesis 4, we see the beginnings of this as we are introduced to the  first of Adam and Eve’s offspring, two sons named Cain and Abel. This was all by God’s design and made possible by His coactive involvement in creating the human family.

Elizabeth: Conformity vs. Transformation

Dec 2, 2016 12:50:29 PM

In recovery at UGM, Elizabeth not only got her daughter back but found what she desperately needed: security in her own identity as a person and a parent.

It Started at UGM Camp

May 13, 2016 4:31:14 PM

UGM Camp was a beginning for Zola. There she accepted to Christ and met the Nelsons who've had a special, lasting relationship with her.

Keeping good company

Jan 22, 2016 1:36:01 PM

Charlie's addiction burnt bridges in his relationships. But now, he's found the importance of relationships that offer support and accountability.

What I Know

Dec 11, 2015 12:13:25 PM

After 30 years of ministry at Union Gospel Mission, Executive Director Phil Altmeyer has leaned much about people, homelessness, relationships, and more.

Reunited: Mother and Daughter Recover Together

Apr 22, 2015 5:10:00 PM

Mother and daughter, Darlene and Nicki were recently reunited after alcoholism drove Nicki away from her mom.

Encouragement Empowers

Jan 29, 2015 9:39:00 AM

UGM Executive Director, Phil Altmeyer, describes the people who have most encouraged and believed in him throughout his life.

Christmas Shopping that Helps the Homeless

Dec 5, 2014 2:51:00 PM

Last Christmas, Tiffany Riddle's family shopped at the UGM Thrift Store and helped the homeless.

UGM Core Values: A Balanced Life

Oct 7, 2014 12:31:00 PM

UGM graphic designer Jessica Morgan reflects on the UGM's core value of a balanced life.