Read what’s happening in the UGM community - residents, staff, volunteers.

We are bound together by our stories.

Recovery: Facing Anger at God

Jun 20, 2018 10:25:37 AM

“I was really angry with God and confused about…Well, if God really loves me, then how come I had to go through all this stuff? You know, there’s plenty of people out there that didn’t have to grow up the way I did or see the things I saw or get exposed to the things I was exposed to…And so, why me?”


Justin Norwood was born in Chicago to an alcoholic and a drug addict. His parents split up when he was five. When he was seven, he had to choose whether to move to Washington with his dad or stay with his mom. He went with his dad. They were homeless for two years.

“We bounced around, lived in his van a little bit here and there. My dad has a lot of family in the Tri-Cities, but they didn’t really want us staying with them for too long because my dad’s an addict and I had a lot of anger issues.”

Empowering Youth: Adam

May 27, 2016 5:06:11 PM

As an intern on the UGM Student Impact Team, Adam has taught, mentored, and led youth at UGM shelters, local high schools, and Juvenile Detention.

Empowering Youth: Christa

May 24, 2016 4:11:20 PM

After coming to Spokane to go to Moody Bible Institute, Christa quickly recognized a need and wanted to get involved helping at-risk youth.

Lose the Label: Delinquent

Feb 19, 2016 9:52:27 AM

Every Wednesday and Sunday there’s a particular group of youth who gather to hear and discuss the word of God, share stories, ask questions and pray.