Dear Friends,

As I think about the number of chaplains who have joined us in this work over the years, it is incredibly humbling to have seen the example they set. I am grateful for their desire to share the love of Jesus with the people we minister to. Our chaplains remind us daily, by their compassionate and selfless love for others, why we are here: We are focused on loving people in the name of Jesus to help them out of homelessness.

By listening, encouraging, comforting, and praying with our guests and participants, they are a shining example of Jesus’ love—the love that caused Him to go to a cross for people who did not believe in Him. Yet, Jesus selflessly and with a quiet strength and power given to Him by the Father, overcame the cross with a heart and desire for a relationship with all of us. We are reminded this Easter season how Jesus overcame and was raised from the dead after suffering an unimaginable, painful death.

Jesus’ example guides not only these wonderful chaplains you will read about in this month’s newsletter, but all of our staff who believe that we can make a difference in people’s lives just as Jesus has made a difference in our lives. We believe in Jesus’ power to change lives today, and we thank you for generously continuing to support us in God’s work here as we minister to all those who come through our doors.

We are grateful for you and wish you a very Happy Easter!

God Bless,

Brad Meuli

Brad Meuli has been President/CEO at the Mission since 2001. Brad joined the Mission after a 17-year career in banking. Previous to his staff position he served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Read his full bio.

This post is part of April’s Changing Lives Newsletter. This month, we’re sharing the importance of chaplaincy at the Mission in: Not Forgotten