• Vol. 16, Issue 3 – May – June 2018

  • How Are Things Going at the Mission?

    By Henry Young

    I am so glad you asked that question. We always want to be good stewards about reporting our health to you our donors and supporters. In my first year at the helm of the mission, I saw that God was faithful to provide for all of our needs. We were able to to do several updates to our aging facility that provided a better quality of life to guests and residents that are with us. Two of our restroom/shower areas got makeovers, many areas within the shelter were given a new coat of paint as well as repairing some major water line breaks. We also replaced a commercial range in the kitchen as well as a new commercial dishwasher. These are just examples of the many things that have been done to keep our facilities in good condition.

    Now I would like to turn to the story of what has been done to help the homeless people who come to us for help. We aspire to help everyone we can, but this isn’t always a comfortable fit for everyone and they choose to go elsewhere. There are two groups of people who stay at the mission, the guests (those who are looking for a bed and meals) and the residents (those who want to change their lives and become productive members of society). We have featured many of our residents in newsletter cover stories. I wish I could tell that all of them have been successful in reforming their lives, but that is not a reality. Many have changed and moved to other places. Others have gone through our program and are now on our staff.In closing, I would like to share

    our greatest and most pressing need. We are in need of more family housing. This is the largest area of growth in the mission and we have run out of room to house them. By next winter we want to be able to double our capacity for homless families. We have done a great deal of study concerning the use of cargo containers for this purpose. In order to keep this short, I will not go into detail on how we want to accomplish this. Let me close by asking you to help us in this effort with donations, suggestions, labor help,and always with prayer support. We will be announcing a kick off campaign for a matching fund donation drive that will last for nine weeks. Feel free to contact me: Henry Young/ 575-496-1637/ chaphy65@gmail.com.

  • 2018 Easter Sunrise Service UPDATE

    The annual service sponsored by the EMF (Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship) was an inspiration to all who attended. We had a great service with good weather and a beautiful sunrise over the Organ mountains at 7:14am. Please make plans to join us for the service next year.

  • Matching Fund Campaign

    We will be launching a campaign for fund matching on May 17, 2018 that will be used for the beginning of our fund raising for family housing. More will be explained after this campaign has been started. If you would like to find out more about this entire project, you may call Henry Young at 575-496-1637.

  • More about Family Housing

    If you would like to help with family housing, I am proposing a phased system for anyone who wants to be involved. Examples of phases: dirt work, foundation or pilings, cuts and decontamination work on the cargo containers, etc. You could donate to a phase or actually help with the phase work.


    Free Las Cruces Community Dinner All are welcomed!

    When: Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00pm

    Location: Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission: 1050 West Amador Ave.

    Food provided by Rudy’s Barbeque and sponsored by Furniture Row.

    Volunteers from Cherry Hills Christian Middle School

  • Congratulations Wylene! A Champion for Our Communities Children!

    Jardin De Los Niños is having a fund raising event April 20th to honor nominees for Champion for our communities children.

    Wylene Saunders, Manager of the Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission Clothing Room, is one of the nominees to be honored.

    The event will begin 6:00pm with hors d’oeuvres. Dinner at 7:00pm. Dancing will follow. A silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and clothing from La Tienda de Jardin will be available.

    For information on tickets to this event please call Jardin De Los Niños (575)522-2111.

  • Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission Nominations

    Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission receives recognition from the Las Cruces Greater Chamber of Commerce

    It is with great privilege that we inform you that your company & as a member of the Chamber, has been nominated and selected as a finalist for our 2017 Small Business of the Year Award and has been nominated and selected as a finalist for our 2017 Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award.

    The finalists will be recognized and winner announced at the upcoming Chamber Gala & Choice Awards Dinner to be held this coming Friday, April 6th, 6pm @ the Las Cruces Convention Center.

    CONGRATULATIONS on your selection as a finalist. Your nomination was based on your involvement in the community and in the Chamber…WE SO APPRECIATE YOUR COMMITMENT.

  • Thank you Bop It Radio!

    This business spotlight features Randy Smith who is the Shelter Director for the Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission.

    Randy discusses how he went from a guest of the shelter to becoming the director.

    Randy explains the shelter operates and how the self-funding nonprofit organization uses donations to sustain its existence to spread the word of gospel while giving those who have fallen on hard-times a place to eat and sleep.

    For more information on how you can donate or get involved with the Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission, call 575-523-7727

  • 2018 Easter Sunrise Service

    Please join us for Easter Sunrise Service!

    Easter Sunday, April 1st – 6:30am-7:00am

    Going East on Dripping Springs Road, Turn left after the bridge just before the NM Farm & Ranch Museum.


    Brought to you by Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship and led by the Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission.

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