• 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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  • Staff Stories – Randy Smith (Shelter Director)

    This is typically the position in mission work that provides the largest challenges (and rewards in changed lives).

    Randy told me that he didn’t want my job and I quickly told him I didn’t want his.

    The Shelter Director is responsible for all of our residents. In this role, Randy deals with all the issues that are common to mankind and it is a BIG job.

    Pray for Randy because he is at the core of everything we do.

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  • Staff Stories – Loretta Bacon (Executive Assistant)

    I was once told that the mission might not be able to function correctly without Loretta.

    She does so many things that most of us don’t know the full extent of her daily duties.

    Even being in the front office away from the shelter itself she knows the programmers and they all know her.

    If you happen to stop by the front office, thank Loretta for the big part she contributes to the mission work.

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  • Staff Stories – Charles Garcia (Mission Manager)

    This is the person who is in charge of all the facilities that the mission uses.

    When something breaks or clogs or just wears out, Charles takes care of the problem.

    He works hard and loves giving back to the program from which he graduated.

    We are glad to have Charles working for us.

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  • Vol. 15, Issue 4 – July – August 2017

  • Human Interest Story: Amanda Taga

    Twenty- nine years ago Amanda Taga came into the world in Tirana, Albania. At that time the nation was under control of a communist regime that was persecuting all who disagreed with them. She and her family went to Florence, Italy and on to the USA. They were fortunate and thought that all of the children could now chase the American dream.

    The family had never had any form of faith in their lives and Amanda began to seek “something” that was missing in her life. She had dropped out of high school, turned to drugs, alcohol, and the party scene. In this search she tried spiritualism, Muslim, wiccan and the Catholic church. Finally her search ended when she accepted Christ as her Savior. Life didn’t get any easier for her after her salvation experience. Through a series of events she found herself in Las Cruces, on the street, and was brought to the Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission by the police. She stayed for about a month before another series of events, including a trip back to family in Michigan, took her back to an on again – off again relationship with a man here in Las Cruces. She was soon kicked out of the house and ended up back at LCGRM.

    It was at this point that her life really took on meaning and she began to grow. Her relationship with Christ started to take shape, she had a joyful spirit, and a desire to give rather than receive. The mission has become her home. She talks about the Lord almost non- stop. She was baptized in a local church and has a zeal and infectious spirit. She attends Bible study four days a week, works forty hours, and attends Chapel services.

    To close let’s look at her own words. “The person I used to be, and the person I am today is a true testimony of the Lord’s work in my life. I can say the LCGRM is God sent, and is a place for true intervention. …Accept Jesus into your heart, and surrender your life to Him, he can do the same in your life.”

  • Thank You Everyone

    I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our donors and supporters for their financial, in kind, and prayer gifts to us.

    We know that you are thinking of us because of your dedicated support.

    I would like you to also pray for some of our long range needs.

    At some point we will need additional buildings and/or remodeling.

    Please keep these in mind as you pray for us.

  • Upcoming Projects – Summer 2017

    We will soon be doing some projects on some of our buildings.

    We will start with the two story apartment and garage which needs to be power washed and repainted.

    We will then do the staff house with stucco crack repair and a new color coating.