Letter from the Director
MANY REASONS TO BE THANKFUL
“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:16-17 The holidays are an exciting time of year. There are wonderful gatherings, special meals, times of worship and thanksgiving for all God has done for us. As I prepare for the busy holidays, I am personally thankful for my family, our health and my children seeking God first in all they do. I am also thankful for YOU, the donors who give generously throughout the year. At Muskegon Rescue Mission, we have a lot to praise God for: faithful volunteers like Joel who was always willing to serve (you can read his story on page 4), generous donors who continuously give, and the support of chapel speakers and mentors from local churches who help us share the Gospel message. We are also thankful to celebrate new life with guests who stayed with us. Guests like Stephanie, who stayed with us a year ago and recently bought her own house (Stephanie’s full story is on page 6). We are also celebrating with Jammie, who entered the New Life Program as an addict and is now clean, firm in his faith and getting ready to graduate the program. As we reflect on the blessings in our lives and the lives at the mission, we want to thank you for supporting our ministry. We could not provide meals and programs for our guests without you. As you begin to think about year-end giving, please include Muskegon Rescue Mission for a year-end gift. Year-end gifts are especially important and have year-round impact as we serve every person who comes to our doors. We give life-sustaining shelter, food, clothing and care, but most importantly, we share the life-changing truth of the Gospel. Please prayerfully consider what you can give.
Many blessings this holiday season.