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  • Thank You Church of Christ

    We would like to thank the Church of Christ on N. Valley Dr.

    They provided the funds for a much needed and beautiful industrial grade stove for our kitchen.

    They have adopted the mission for several hands on projects showing the love of Christ to the homeless.

  • Property Damage

    Please look both ways when approaching the street!

    If you have driven by the mission lately you may have noticed the property damage that occurred recently.

    No one was seriously injured and insurance is covering everything completely.

    Thank you Lord.

  • Dining Hall Volunteers

    Here is a recent day at the dining hall where a group of young volunteers were here to serve the homeless and our residents.

    We are very thankful to all the groups who have shown an interest in coming down to help us and to learn about some of the needs of society.

  • Church of Christ Helps Remodel

    A group from Church of Christ brought several people to the mission for a remodel on the women’s side of the facility.
    Please note how bright and clean the new walls and counter top will look.

  • LCGRM Clothing Room – Volunteers Always Welcomed

    We have been very happy to have the help of students from Mrs. Sandy Leopold’s 1st Period Class at Las Montanas High School.

    Every Tuesday 8 students visit the Clothing Room to help us with sizing shoes, hanging clothes, straightening the toy area & organizing hygiene products to give away.

    We are very happy to have them as our “Tuesday Morning Club.”

    Please consider volunteering your time or come look us over, we’ll be glad to see you.

    Ask for Wylene. To Reach Wylene by Phone, Call 575-642-9619

  • Rhonda Mallard (Programmer of the Quarter)

    The new year has started and some people desire to begin a new chapter of their lives while others just continue as is. Others desire to start anew but realize that they need a helping hand to get out of the old deep rut.

    I’m one of those that needed a hand up so that I could start a new chapter in my life. I came to Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission (LCGRM) on 06/26/2017. I was scared because I didn’t know what to expect but as the days have gone by I have seen some people go and some people stay. Those who stay have become the backbone or sustaining force of the residents, and I have become part of it. I started out as a guest, then a pre-programmer and then a programmer. At the present time I am the housekeeping manager.

    All programmers attend chapel services at least three nights a week where we are able to hear a different speaker each night. There are morning Bible studies three days a week and Celebrate Recovery on Friday morning. Being here has given me a chance to give back to the community that has helped me start a new chapter of my life. Every time someone is given a blanket or a homeless person comes in to take a shower, it puts a smile on my face and in my heart. The donors also make up a big part of the body of LCGRM. They donate clothing, hygiene items, diapers, bedding items, towels and the money that allows the ministry to do all the things they do.

    Everyone has an angel on their shoulder and the hand of our Lord, Jesus Christ, to guide them. I want to thank everyone at the mission and I will never forget them when it is my turn to move on to start a new chapter in my life. The staff and volunteers aren’t just co-workers, I consider them my family and extended family. I love every single one of them.

    Thank you, Rhonda Mallard

  • New Donation Signs

    Please try to bring all donations to 1050 W. Amador rather than dropping it off at the thrift store.
    You will notice that we have put up new signs near the entrance of the property to show donors where they can drop off all donations.
    Please follow the signs to the main building. There you can park beside the entrance to drop off.

  • Alternative Housing Method

    We are exploring an alternative method for housing that could turn out to be less expensive.
    As we find out more about this idea we will inform everyone about the details of the project and weigh the pros and cons associated with it.

  • Letter from Henry – Family Housing

    I was recently rebuked (gently) about not telling all who read the newsletter stories that the author was myself, Henry Young, the Executive Director. In the future, we will do as the newspapers and give credit for all printed material.

    With that information out of the way, let’s move on to the article for this month. We are suddenly in near crisis mode for housing in the family area. When the current building was erected in the early 1990’s there was little need for family rooms or single parents with children. Society has changed drastically since those days and the need for more facilities has begun to rise very quickly. Please allow me to give you a few figures to help you understand where we are at this point: from 2015 to 2016 our total bed nights on the women’s side had risen by 1,000 and that is not a clear picture of the need because we were not tracking the number of families separately. Through November of 2017 we are 33% higher than we were in 2016 (approx. 2,200 more bed nights) and we are still not tracking families separately. Starting on the first of the year we will have a new tracking for single parents with children.

    It has become evident to us that we need to do something very soon. We have already run out of family rooms twice this year and there is still a lot of cold weather to come before spring. To put the entire need in perspective, let me give more information. We (the people of the Las Cruces area) have a battered woman’s shelter where they can go for a limited amount of time, the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope which would be very hard for women with children, and us the Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission.

    So what can be done to mitigate this problem? We would like to do one of two things. The first solution is to build a new building on our existing property. We would propose a three-story totally finished on the exterior and finished as finances allow on the inside. I saw a picture that grabbed my attention but is not what we are proposing, just look at the equipment and construction in progress. The second option is to have someone donate (or sell low) property with an existing functional building on it. This option would increase our expenses in several ways, one of which is more paid staff. Please keep this need in prayer and let friends and family across the country know about our need. This is a cry primarily to help women and children.

    Thank you
    Henry Young