• Day Laborers

    Reliable and skilled day laborers are available at the mission.

    Short notice ok.

    Call 523-7727 anytime.

  • NMSU nursing students visit LCGRM

    DSCN0219 Pictured are NMSU nursing students from the Alamogordo campus. Pary Bennett, Jelena Kelly, Jennifer Miller. They visited the Mission on 17 September to interview members of the New Life Program so they can tailor subsequent instruction to specific needs. For a few years now doctoral candidate Randee Greenwald has brought nursing students to help administer instruction on practical health matters like personal hygiene and control of diabetes and blood pressure. It’s part of our New Life Program. The NLP is a nine-month resident recovery program that guides people from addiction and dependency to self-sufficiency. Randee’s nursing students help in Phase Two of the program we call Life Skills. It comprises instruction on GED preparation, resume writing, interview skills, personal finances, and health.


  • Volunteers needed to Stage & Deliver Meals

    MealsWe’ll need about 150 volunteers to cook, stage and deliver Thanksgiving and Christmas meals 26 November and 25 December. Call 523-7727 anytime to sign up

  • The Horny Toad Hustle

    Horny Toad HustleAgain this year the Mission co-sponsored the international mountain bike race called the Horny Toad Hustle. Monique Garcia, president of the race committee, presented a check for $810 to the Mission, which represented the profits from this year’s race. Monique said “We hope to continue our relationship with the Mission indefinitely. We are so proud to be a part of this amazing group of people. Thank you to all the Horny Toad Hustle racers, volunteers and sponsors!!” On 25 September, more than 140 mountain bikers from NM, AZ, TX, CO, CA, and Mexico competed.

  • When you give us clothing it goes for good purposes

    When You Give us ClothesWe accommodate people that are recently released from jail or prison to provide them with clothes and shoes.

    Do you know of someone this could benefit?  Please help us share the good news and send them to our Clothing Room at 1416 S. Solano or our Thrift Store at 1420 S. Solano.

  • Director’s Message September / October 2015

    This summer your Mission has been and continues to be a beehive of activity. In May we discovered a series of water leaks that Maddox Plumbing repaired. But, the water damaged several hundred square feet of paving in the front of the Mission. On 10 August, Welch Dirt Works began extensive repairs to our paved driveway and parking lot. There has been some congestion so be careful when stopping by to volunteer or to drop off gifts in kind.

    We’ve installed a large awning to protect from the elements those waiting for induction or a meal. You’ll see in this issue how we’re also conducting outdoor Bible studies under the awning when weather permits.

    As exciting at these improvements are, here’s the big story. We are very close to bringing solar energy to the Mission. A number of citizens and civic organizations have already contributed $87,500 for our solar energy project, so we remain prayerful that others will step forward and support the improvement.
    Even though we had substantial dollars earmarked for the transition to solar generated electricity, on 21 August, the Board of Directors determined that the remaining costs in excess of $150,000 was too much risk for the Mission to bear alone.

    Consider helping us liquidate the outstanding balance we need to pay for this important improvement outright. If you decide to do so, please identify your gift as “solar energy” to distinguish these donations from those intended for normal operating expenses.

    And, if you haven’t seen your Mission lately, make it a point to stop by and see the improvements. Consider volunteering and becoming an active part of a ministry that exists to serve the homeless and working poor.

    And consider becoming an informed donor. Most charities now days also spend your city, county, state or federal taxes. We don’t. We rely entirely and exclusively on private donations from citizens, civic organizations, churches and businesses.

    Like us on Facebook or visit our website at www.lcgrm.org for more information.
    Bob's Signature

    Bob Jeska
    Executive Director

  • Denver Mattress Company Supports the Gospel Rescue Mission

    Denver Mattress CompanyEvery November DMC matches private contributions made on their website.  This year the match is $2500.

    Here’s how it works, from November 1st-30th, just log on to the Denver Mattress Company website at http://denvermattress.furniturerow.com

    Navigate to the Association of Gospel Rescue Mission menu selection and follow the directions.
    Giving is easy and your dollars go for a good purpose.

    Remember, the Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission does not use taxpayer dollars in any form, but relies entirely on contributions like these from churches, civic organizations, businesses, and private donors.

  • Remembering Faith

    Ever wonder about the history of the carved stone outside the Chapel, simply bearing the name “Faith”?

    In the early 1990’s Jim and Faith Reilly came to Las Cruces from Florida. Jim taught surveying at NMSU and Faith became president of the Mesilla Valley Garden Club.

    Remembering FaithAccording to Rosemary Maddox from the Garden Club, soon after Faith took office, she said “I think we should have a garden tour.” After the first tour the Club had a little money. What to do with it? Faith suggested that the Club landscape the Gospel Rescue Mission, which needed landscaping in order to get a certificate of occupancy. Faith made the landscape plan and purchased the plants, and members dug big holes in very hard soil under a scorching sun. There were no homeless men around to help then because the area had none of the development it has today.

    When Faith fell victim to ALS, the Tour of Gardens Committee installed the rock in front of the Chapel to honor her. The memorial still pays tribute to the woman who planted the seeds from which grew the Mesilla Valley Garden Club’s Tour of Gardens as well as the Gospel Rescue Mission.

    The Tour of Gardens has blossomed into a civic organization that gives thousands of dollars each year to local gardening and beautification projects in the Mesilla Valley. In the same way, thanks to Faith’s selfless service, the Gospel Rescue Mission has blossomed into a vibrant and growing ministry to the homeless and working poor.

  • Bible Study at the Mission

    Bible study at the missionThree times each week, members of the New Life Program and guests attend Bible Study.

    Bible studies, along with chapel, work, and the New Life Program are key to transforming lives.

    Jim Hillman has led Tuesday morning Bible Study for many years. Gary Evans leads on Wednesday.

    Pictured is Randy Smith’s Thursday morning study, under our new awning we constructed to protect people waiting for induction or a meal. With the pleasant weather, we’ve moved some of our studies outdoors under the awning.

  • August Programmer of the Month – Geoff Walters

    Geoff Walters“Hi, my name is Geoff Walters, I came to Las Cruces in Sept. 2007 and spent about a month here at the Mission before I had enough money to get my own place, and worked up until July 2013.

    In Sept of 2013 I was unable to work anymore due to COPD and came back to the Mission to stay. Since then I have worked the front desk and have done what I could to help people the way I was helped when I got here.

    God has been good to me, and about a month ago the Shelter Director asked me to be the Men’s Supervisor, and hopefully haven’t been too big of a disappointment.

    I believe God has a plan for me I’m not sure what but I’m sure He will let me in on it one day.”