Year in Review – Part One
From our Director, Pastor Tim Lane,
I first want to thank all of our Mission friends.
I am truly grateful and humbled by your prayers, donations, for the churches and individuals who volunteer to serve at the Union Gospel Mission!
2019 was another year of change in the world around us and at the Mission.
Our dedication must remain firm, unwavering, and resolute to seek the Lord with all our hearts and to glorify Him in all that we do! We take no government money because we are not ashamed of the Gospel – Romans 1:16. We will continue to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ as we know He saves minds, bodies, and souls, and He is our ultimate provider!
There are some exciting changes to share………. We received a $15,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs to improve the health of our residents. Our Aftercare Specialist, Eric Rios, who is also a Fitness Trainer, went to work putting together a newly improved Iron Sharpens Iron Fitness Center and an amazing fitness program that has already seen great results with our men.
Maintaining our buildings is important, as many are old, and we are remodeling the dorms to keep things fresh, clean, and up to date.
This year we will help more men on our Recovery Program to continue their new-found lives with attaining jobs, furthering education, connect with healthy, well-balanced churches, find affordable housing, and through our car program, obtain a good-running vehicle.
Please share about us! Many people aren’t familiar with the Mission and we would love the opportunity to speak at your church. Also, if you or a group of you, haven’t had a tour at the Mission, please call us and we would love to show you all the great things that God is doing here!
With my deepest, sincerity, and profound love to all of you,
Pastor Tim Lane, Executive Director