Written on April 3, 2020
I want to first thank God for His guidance and sovereignty during the COVID-19 pandemic. The past couple of months have been a unique and challenging season that we will never forget. At Denver Rescue Mission, it has been an opportunity to show the love of Jesus in the face of a world emergency.
For us at the Mission, it has been “all hands on deck.” We have needed to pivot our duties and focus on core functions to keep our guests, participants, volunteers, and staff safe. I have been inspired and blessed to see our frontline staff handle this crisis with such courage and faith. I have always thought it took great courage to come and work at the Mission, but for all of us trusting God during this time, courage and teamwork have taken on a whole new meaning.
While schools and most businesses shut down, we have continued to serve meals every day and provide shelter to guests and program participants every night. We are thankful to each and every individual who has volunteered to serve a meal during this time. You are the reason we have been able to keep our doors open during the midst of this crisis.
In this edition of Changing Lives, you will read an update on the Mission’s response to COVID-19. You will also read about how the Mission walks alongside program participants, like Tabitha, to work through the trauma they have experienced in order to live the life that God intended for them.
Thank you for your support during this challenging time when the men, women and children we serve have been especially vulnerable. We ask that you take a moment to pray with us:
- We pray for those under our care at Denver Rescue Mission
- We pray for the safety of our staff, program participants, guests experiencing homelessness, donors, and volunteers
- We pray special protection for those on the front lines in our shelters and the Lawrence Street Community Center
- We pray for strength and perseverance to overcome in these difficult times
I find comfort and hope knowing that God has been, and still is, in control.
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 a part of May’s Changing Lives Newsletter. This month’s edition, Tabitha, Arise, features one mom’s journey of empowerment and renewal.