Friday Devotional | October 23, 2020

Recently, I read an article in the local paper, the Marshall News Messenger, featuring a man who had lost his job and as a result found himself living in a tent. He had worked as waiter since he was a teenager. He always had money to buy groceries, rent a modest apartment and to pay … Continue reading Friday Devotional | October 23, 2020

Ministering Down at the Mission

Pulling into the UGM parking lot, we were quickly overwhelmed by the number of men filling the chapel hall, an old converted gym. None of us recalled seeing so many men gathered at God's house on Calvert Street during any of our previous visits. The temperatures had been cold in recent weeks, no doubt one … Continue reading Ministering Down at the Mission

Finding Unexpected Thankfulness Among the Least, the Last, and the Lost

Last Friday night, as we checked in at the front desk of the Mission, my friend Bill and I encountered a man behind the welcome desk who had once been a client at the shelter. "William" was glad to see us. A smile cracked his face as he shared our impact on his life through … Continue reading Finding Unexpected Thankfulness Among the Least, the Last, and the Lost