As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we have two stories of then and now!
Jim and Liz have dim memories of walking with their older sister Beverly from Q St. to 2nd St. to the Union Gospel Mission Sacramento. There they saw men struggling with addictions, living on the city streets, and hungry like them due to their families falling on “hard times.” They joined these same men for chapel service in the UGM, sitting on the dark wooden benches upstairs from the kitchen, listening to the croaking voices as they worshipped together the God of hope. They left with a large bag of sandwiches and impacted young hearts to share Jesus with others.
Pictures of the old dining room and chapel when we were on Front Street in Old Sacramento.
Now, this brother and sister in blood and in Jesus find great satisfaction biking through the city and sharing the “good news of Jesus Christ” with the people of the streets. Their goal is to reach out with the same encouragement given to them by their mother in that “everything is for a purpose.” Lessons learned from Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” NKJ
Meet Matthew, one of our Rehab Program men who will soon graduate!