This Christmas - Don't forget your City Rescue Mission !

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  1. LadyEagle

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    Just a Reminder, Folks!

    Many times our local city Rescue Missions go overlooked, but they need our help & operate 24/7 365 days a year.

    Our City Rescue Missions serve thousands of meals every year, provide shelter, food, clothing, and other services for the homeless, provide counseling and Ministry to those who have addiction problems, and Lead Hungry Souls to Jesus Christ as well as providing warm meals.


    Here's a little bit about one - the Nashville Rescue Mission:

    http://www.nashvillerescuemission.org/vision.htm

    Matthew 25:
    [35] For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
    [36] Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
    [37] Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
    [38] When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
    [39] Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
    [40] And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.


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  2. Paul of Eugene

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    We didn't forget! We just sent $50 to our local rescue mission.
     
  3. LadyEagle

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    We don't have anything like this at all here. I wish we did, I'd rather spend my christmas there.
     
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    We have 'The Fullerville Mission' which was started by one man and is pretty much run just by his family but all the local churches join in and help year round.

    My church prepares meals EVERY FRIDAY of the year for the shut-ins in our whole county through the mission. It's about 65 meals. We also provide diapers for the women with new babies and keep the food pantry stocked.

    Every year, around Thanksgiving, my family goes through toys and clothing, etc. and donates our good used things to the mission. Year round we donate things like an old computer, furniture, outgrown clothing, etc. Certain things are more needed in certain seasons, and we help according to those needs.

    No one 'lives' at our 'mission'. It's open 7 days a week for prayer and for those in need to drop by and for such a small area, is such a blessing to those in need.

    Diane
     
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    We buy a tin of soup every week and towards Christmas also a tin of fruit and when we have filled a box take it to a shelter.
    It is all too easy to fail to realise how fortunate we are.

    Sheila
     
  7. Dr. Bob

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    Our Mission is now supported HUGE by county as part of the homeless program. They get mega $$ but, of course, had to give up nightly preaching.

    Replaced it with small group and individual Bible courses . . but we quit going each month (we went and preached and testified and helped with supper, etc). Still love them and appreciate the work, but it just isn't the same.

    Rest of the support comes from their "Rescued Treasures" thrift store. We try to give boxes of stuff to sell there - dishes, clothes, books. They keep track and send a receipt for taxes.

    Just dropped off four boxes on Wednesday. Thanks for the timely reminder!
     
  8. LadyEagle

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    That's why I fully support our mission, because they do preach the Word...

    and which is why I'm against government funding for "faith-based" outreach - once the govt steps in with some $$, they start bending and changing the rules so it just isn't the same. :(
     
  9. Johnv

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    Not mine. Many of the churches in our area support (by both drives and volunteering) the local rescue missions. They're vitally important to the community. I've been involved with these programs myself. It's incredibly rewarding. There's nothing more satisfying than giving without expecting.

    Thanks you for pointing this out.
     

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