• The Las Cruces Church of God Delivers

    The Las Cruces Church of God Delivers

    the-las-cruces-church-of-god-deliversOn November 9th, members of the the Las Cruces Church of God presented the Mission with a $1500 donation.

    Pictured from L-R are Larry Luchini, Vickie Silvers, Jack Michel, Marsha Michel, and Leah Luchini.

    Because the Mission uses no tax dollars but only private donations, we rely entirely on support like this from churches, merchants, civic organizations, and caring individuals.

    Thank you Church of God. May God continue to richly bless your ministry!

  • Denver Mattress Company Matching Funds 2016

    Denver Mattress CompanyThis November Denver Mattress Company is matching private contributions made by donating from the link below.

    This year the match is $2,500.

    Here’s how it works, from November 1st-30th, just follow this link to donate: www.denvermattresshelps.com/lascruces

    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.

  • Thrift Store ladies Dress for Halloween


  • All Hallows Eve at the Mission

    all-hallows-eve-at-the-missionSome of the ghouls who gathered at the Mission on October 31st were, back row L-R: Wesley, Allison, Jody and front row: Tara and Valerie. Boo!

  • Vol. 14, Issue 6 – November – December 2016


  • Tara and Wesley Are Made New

    tara-and-wesley-are-made-newOn October 25th, Staff Chaplain Henry Young officiated over the baptisms of Wesley Collins and Tara Blyler, who have been volunteers at the Mission for some time.

    Baptism is the outward sign of a commitment a Christian makes to dedicate their life to becoming more like Jesus.

    When each sinner comes home to the Lord, the angels in heaven rejoice. And we rejoice over Wesley’s and Tara’s decision to choose Christ.

  • Thunderbirds Visit the Mission

    thunderbirds-visit-the-missionOn October 22nd and 23rd, Thunderbird Cub Scout Pack #179 visited the Mission to learn and serve.

    They learned about how solar electric generation was helping the Mission and toured our solar array. Then they served meals and cleaned the dining facility.

    Saturday volunteers were L-R: Alex Selinfreund, Dad and Scout Leader Richard, Noah Cornelius and Dad (Wade).  Sunday volunteers were, L-R: Evan Taylor (orange shirt), Aldo Gonzalez, Max Rosenberg, Luka Muro, Jacob Ormand, Jotham Jarry, and Andras Braun.

    Pack #179 is molding future leaders, who, in one visit to the Mission leaned about the science of generating solar energy and the importance of selfless service.

    Thank you Thunderbirds!

  • Toss No Mas

    toss-no-masFor more than three years Mission residents have policed trash twice every month along a 2 1/2 mile stretch of Triviz, in support of the City’s Adopt-A-Spot program.

    Such acts of selfless service are an integral part of Mission life.

    Each year we redouble our effort to keep Las Cruces clean for Toss No Mas, which took place on 15 October.

    This year Tara, Wesley, Valerie, Brett, Lisa, Robert, Rhonda, Billy Joe and Thomas picked up trash along our part of Triviz between Missouri and the Kohl’s turn.

    Pictured here are Wesley and Valerie. Mission residents appreciate the help they get from the citizens of Las Cruces.

    This is their small way of expressing that gratitude.

  • Smile! You’re on Camera

    smile-youre-on-cameraTo improve physical security at the Shelter, the Mission engaged Precision Video & Sound to install 19 security cameras.

    “In the past, Mission residents have been victims of thieves and drug dealers,” said Randy Smith, Shelter Director. “Now we’re catching them on video.”

    In the first month of operation, our cameras helped LCPD solve two thefts and a case of vandalism.

    The high resolution cameras are motion activated and can zoom to provide great detail.

    The array cost just over $11,000, “but it’s been worth every cent,” said Smith. Here, owner Dave Jacko, puts a final adjustment on one exterior camera.

  • Welch Dirt Works Makes Good

    welch-dirt-works-makes-goodLast year the Mission had to repave a large section of our blacktop.

    As one of our preferred vendors, Welch Dirt Works won the work.

    Within a year we discovered a defect which steady firetruck and garbage truck traffic made much worse. Within days of getting notice of our problem, Welch had a repair crew on site, and by 5 October had repaired the pavement under warranty.

    That’s why we like Welch Dirt Works!