Often on these pages we write about people who have been with us for a few months and how being here at Denver Rescue Mission has impacted them for good. They have housing, are free from addiction, got their life back together, obtained a job, are restored to their family, and many times are involved in and giving back to the community. And often, very often I would say, they talk about their faith journey and how they have found the hope and strength they need for this life, and for eternity, in a relationship with Jesus. For me personally, their commitment to faith in Jesus is always the most exciting thing to hear.
I hope we never stop telling these stories and celebrating the lives of people we get to touch in some way every day. We have been serving and celebrating these “wins” for 130 years at the Mission. Our hope is to keep serving all who come to us for another 130 years. (Pretty sure I will not be the President 130 years from now!)
This month’s newsletter talks about something we do not often discuss—the long-term contact we have with some of the people we have helped. Melody is a wonderful success story of a woman of faith who has had to work hard through this life, facing challenges that many of us simply cannot imagine. Being a single mom without much of a support system is incredibly hard. Being able to help, encourage and watch her as she successfully navigates this life has been a blessing.
She first transitioned into housing through Family Rescue Ministry (FRM) and since then has built a long-time relationship with us. We are proud of her just as we are proud of all our families who have come through FRM and are still in housing one, two, three, or more years later.
Our work here is about building relationships with people who need our help. These relationships run both ways, blessing us as we seek to bless them through our service. Thank you for blessing us as well with your financial assistance and your prayers. Together we are making a difference in people’s lives!
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 March’s Changing Lives Newsletter. This month, we’re telling Melody’s story of finding a forever home for her family.