A Brief History of UGM, Part 2: 1987 to Present

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Aug 23, 2018 4:42:50 PM

Part 1 of the history of UGM covered our founding in 1951 through the retirement of Executive Director Harry Altmeyer in 1987. We pick up as his son Phil Altmeyer takes the reins and ushers in a period of growth to meet the growing needs of the community.

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A Brief History of UGM, Part 1: 1951 to 1987

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Aug 16, 2018 3:48:00 PM

In the autumn of 1951, a group of businessmen from Spokane attended a dinner hosted by Albert Arend, where they heard testimony from a former alcoholic whose life had been changed through hearing the gospel at the Yakima rescue mission.

Arend asked who would be willing to serve on the board of a new mission in Spokane to reach homeless men with the gospel. All of them raised their hands.

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