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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 – 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 – Elsie Bonfantini (Board Member)

    Thirty percent of our board are women.

    Elsie is a public figure because of her years in the real estate industry.

    She helps us in many ways having served on board committees.

    Thank you Elsie.

  • Staff Stories – Dr. Norm Harrison (Board Member)

    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.

  • Staff Stories – Dr. Brian Ormand (Board Chair)

    This is a man who is truly concerned about the homeless and our ministry to them.

    He puts in long hours of thought and planning for the future of the Mission.

    Brian leads the way in the work of the Board of Directors.

  • We’re getting there.. thanks to you!

    Our donors have been very gracious recently. 

    We were given several vehicles that were in great condition and had fairly low mileage.

    Two of those have been added to the mission fleet for use by the executive director and the mission manager.

    We are thankful for these vehicles and they can be a tax deduction with the correct paperwork.

    Thank everyone who thinks of the mission in our work with the homeless of our city

  • Bible Study at the Mission

    Maria Goldstein is one of our Bible Study teachers and is doing an excellent job.

    She creates interaction and gets her class to think about God’s Word.

    This shows us unpacking copies of her book, Eight Keys To The Kingdom, which she is now using for the class.

  • 2017 Back to School Update

    554 Local Kids were outfitted for Back to School in August by the Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission Thrift Store.

    9,943 items were given out in August for Back to School.  Thank you to the volunteers and help we received.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Shelter Director’s Statement (9/14/17)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    Contact:                                                                                                                                                           

    Randy Smith, Shelter Director
    (575) 523-7727 – Shelter Front Desk
    (575) 805-9202 – Cell
    jesuslivesinme@gmail.com

                                                  

    Henry Young, LCGRM Pastor & Executive Director
    575-496-1637
    Haydens2.hy@gmail.com

     

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  • Human Interest Story: Evelyn Chavez

    My journey to the Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission, began by way, of the call of God, upon a little girl who came from a very dysfunctional family.

    During a rocky marriage, which ended in divorce, my parents quickly brought forth a family of four. Myself, being the oldest, two sisters and a brother.

    My mother, desiring to know God, went on a spiritual search through false religion and the occult. Thanks to a promise in the Word of God that says, if you seek Him you will find Him, she came to the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ. All four of us also gave our lives to Jesus!

    My mother was greatly used in jail and prison ministry, and helped establish several churches. I married and became a Youth Pastor, ministering to young people and the homeless on the streets. My brother married and was ordained a Children’s Church Pastor.

    The journeys for my brother and I took us in directions neither one of us wanted to go. My marriage broke and I was left a single parent of two. My brother’s marriage broke also, and he was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Later I accepted a job with the Gospel Rescue Mission Thrift Store. I met and married my current husband Charles, who also works for the Mission. My brother died and went to be with the Lord after suffering the many difficulties of mental illness.

    Thanks to the faithfulness of God, I am now the Front Desk Manager for the Mission, where I have the privilege of working closely with others who have similar struggles as those my brother endured.

    Glory to You Lord for the Light You bring to dark places!