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  • 2017 Christmas of Hope C.D. Fundraiser

    The Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission demonstrates the love of Jesus Christ to the homeless of our city through addressing their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. We thank you for your support. Blessings to you and yours this Christmas!

    Thank you to everyone that contributed to this CD. All songs were donated by Las Cruces musicians; Mastering by Ray Soular. CD Design & Duplication by D2 Designs.

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  • 2017 Thank you for your help

    This is the last newsletter for the year and I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for all you have done for us this year. This has been my first year as the executive director, but you (the donors and volunteers) along with my staff and the board of directors have made it a great experience.

    Let me review some of the things that have gone on this year.

    In the area of staff improvement, we have had a successful time of making things better for our homeless guests. Myself and two other staff went to a convention where we had extensive training in certain phases of mission operation. This was beneficial to all because we have more knowledge and better tools for use in the mission.

    One example is an ongoing reorganization of the complete shelter program which is controlled by our shelter director. He is doing a great job of putting the right people in various positions and adopting procedures which have increased both proficiency and accountability.

    A second example is the fact that I am now writing a succession plan for the mission. This plan will be a guide for the manner of finding successors for the top three positions of our mission. This document will then be reviewed and revised by the board before approval.

    We have an aging physical plant that is beginning to need more constant care and maintenance. We have completely redone one bathroom this year and may need to do more in the future. We would also like to build another facility that would house more women and children and provide more offices. I would also like to have a fully equipped and staffed nurses room.

    Thank all of you once again. I know that our vision is never going to be beyond God’s ability to provide.

  • Staff Stories – Larry Tunnell (Treasurer)

    Larry Tunnell (Ph.D., C.P.A.) has served on the LCGRM Board since 2015.

    Larry has been a faculty member in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at NMSU since 1994, and currently serves as Department Head.

    Larry is honored to be able to serve God by helping with the desperately needed work of the Mission.

     

  • Staff Stories – Miguel Torres (Director)

    Miguel Torres has been a resident of Las Cruces since 1999.

    He graduated NMSU in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science.

    He is the assistant to the Worship Pastor and Deacon at Sierra Vista Community Church.

    He joined the Board of Directors in 2017.

    He is married and has three crazy and wacky children.

  • Staff Stories – Benito Dutcher (Director)

    Benito Dutcher joined the Board in 2017.

    He is a proud father of a 9 year old boy Zen and a 7 year old girl Emmy Dutcher.

    He has been a resident of New Mexico all his life.  He has lived in Las Cruces for the last 10 years.

    He attended New Mexico Military Institute where he graduated 3rd in his class and received the Presidential Academic Fitness Award from then President Ronald Reagan.

    He received a Bachelor of Arts from University of New Mexico in English/Philosophy.

    He attended the United University Methodist Church where both Zen & Emmy were baptized.

    For fun he currently teaches yoga classes at Indigo Yoga and in El Paso at Om Shanti Yoga.

  • Staff Stories – Gilbert Bishop (Director)

    Gil Bishop is from the Detroit suburbs.

    He started Gil Bishop Roofing 30 years ago in Las Cruces.

    Gil has the second longest tenure of the active Board Members. He has been on the board 25 years.

    We are thankful for people who have been serving for a number of years, Gil helps to provided needed information concerning the overall operation of the Mission.

  • Staff Stories – Ulli Dunn (Vice Chair)

    Not only a board officer, Ulli is also one of most frequent volunteers around the mission.

    She wears both hats well and has been known to be involved in both capacities in the same day.

    We are always glad to see her.

  • Staff Stories – Steve Sears (Director)

    Steve Sears has served on the LC-GRM Board since 2016, having just entered remission from late-stage throat cancer.

    He viewed this opportunity to serve the Lord since he was given less than an even chance to survive his cancer, and figured God had more plans for his Earthly life.

    Steve received his MBA from Pepperdine University and his undergraduate degree from NMSU in 1975.

    His career was centered in law enforcement and the judiciary prior to his retirement from the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office in 2012.

  • Staff Stories – Elsie Bonfantini (Director)

    Elsie Bonfantini is a mother of 3 sons and a grandmother of 4 grandchildren.

    She is active at St. James Episcopal Church where she worships.

    She thanks God every day for her family, friends, her country and the ability to help those less fortunate than her.

    Elsie has been a Realtor for over 35 years and has been on the Gospel Rescue Mission Board since 2013. She helps us in many ways having served on board committees.

    Thank you Elsie.

     

  • Staff Stories – Dr. Norm Harrison (Director)

    Norm has the longest tenure of active board members.

    He has served as Chairman and is now a faithful member with a great deal of experience.

    We salute Norm for his many years of selfless service.

    Thank you Dr. Harrison.