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Meet UGM Ambassador Kristi Kinsinger

Oct 22, 2020 2:29:46 PM

Getting involved at the Union Gospel Mission is easy - the hardest part is figuring out which of dozens of opportunities is the best fit for your calling and resources.

Kristi Kinsinger has taken advantage of many: She’s been a volunteer, mentor, financial partner, and president of UGM Auxiliary, to name a few. In all of these roles, Kristi's a natural recruiter; she's passionate about inviting others to join her in a work that is so important. "One of our mandates from Christ is to help the poor," she says.

Now, Kristi is a member of the UGM Association Board, which provides leadership and oversight for the entire UGM organization. Serving on the board is a way for her and others to bring to the cause some of their most valuable resources: time, experience, and a heart for serving.

Gratitude by the Moment

Oct 25, 2018 4:59:36 PM

Of course I'm grateful for my many blessings. But do I live grateful days? Does gratitude characterize my thoughts, my words, my understanding of my everyday life?

Thank You, God, for this Blood Clot

Nov 30, 2017 1:34:16 PM

Can you be thankful for a medical issue? I am, because without it I would possibly not have discovered the seriousness of my heart problem.

Gratitude on the Recovery Journey

Nov 21, 2017 4:16:34 PM

To "not honor ... God or give thanks to Him” begins a downward spiral. The beginning of recovery is to reverse the process by honoring and thanking God.

UGM Core Value: Thankful and Generous

Mar 16, 2017 12:42:47 PM

I started focusing on what I wasn’t receiving from others, my needs not being met and my life feeling hard and wearisome. I’d lost my life preserver: gratitude.

How a New Kidney Helped Me Better Understand Recovery

Sep 23, 2016 4:13:24 PM

God really started revealing to me the parallelism between my surgery and recovery to their surgery and recovery….the surgery of their heart.

In Gratitude for God's Gifts

Nov 27, 2015 2:24:28 PM

Here at UGM, all of us - staff, volunteers, and residents alike - are thankful, for the community and for all the various gifts God has given us.

Two Hearts Full of Gratitude

Apr 17, 2015 3:12:30 PM

Two women staying at the UGM Crisis Shelter for Women and Children express gratitude for the Crisis Shelter and for those that give to the Shelter.

Recovery: the Power of Gratitude

Jan 16, 2015 3:34:53 PM

Gratitude has amazing power. When we acknowledge God’s grace in our lives, it changes us.

"The Kingdom of God Belongs to Such as These"

Nov 28, 2014 5:08:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner inspired my thankfulness and my faith.