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  • Staff Stories – Julie Cadena (Secretary)

    Julie Benard Cadena has been a board member since 2015 and currently serves as Secretary of the board.

    She is married to Ramon aka “Raymo” for going on 29 years.

    She is the proud mother of 2 sons, Jaron – 24 and Regan – 22.

    Julie’s hobbies include traveling, sporting events, and keeping up with the “AGGIES”.

    Julie is thankful for this opportunity to serve on the board and hopes to continue to be involved with the forward progress of the Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission.

  • 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)




    Randy Smith, Shelter Director
    (575) 523-7727 – Shelter Front Desk
    (575) 805-9202 – Cell


    Henry Young, LCGRM Pastor & Executive Director


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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!

  • Staff Stories

    This edition of the LCGRM newsletter is focusing on something different.  In the past we have told you about events and the residents who live in our shelter.

    This time we will focus on some of the people who do the work.  Let’s look at some of our staff who work hard to provide a safe environment for everyone at the mission.


    Look for other staff features and also notes about our Board of Directors on the web site and/or future newsletters.

  • Staff Stories – Ron Roberson (Kitchen Manager)

    Although Ron has been in this position for a relatively short time, the results have been good.

    He is responsible for providing three meals every day, receiving food and staging food for the pantries who come to pick up every week and cleaning.

    The Health Department gave him a high grade at the last inspection. This is an area where the workload is high.

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  • Staff Stories – Cecilia Viverette (Thrift Store Manager)

    This is our cottage industry that helps to support the work of the LCGRM.

    Cece and her staff (their stories later) provide almost 20% of our operating capital thanks to your donations of gently used furniture and clothing.

    She has been in this position for several years and is doing a good job of promoting sales and specials for many occasions.

    Please drop into the store and say hi to everyone there.

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  • Staff Stories – Wylene Saunders (Clothing Room Manager)

    This is a ministry to the homeless and underprivileged members of our community who are in need of free clothing.

    Wylene may not have ever read the job description for this position because she goes above and beyond the described in the document.

    She is truly a public advocate and ambassador for the work of the mission.

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