Restoring people in our community is much more complicated than find-ing someone a place to live. It involves helping individuals address things in their lives that may have led them to being homeless in the first place. One thing that most people struggle with is dealing with conflicts in a mature Christ-honoring way. Whether it is conflicts with family, friends, employers, or others, these conflicts are often difficult to deal with. Our shelters are like laboratories where individuals learn, practice, and retain life skills that they can take with them and apply to the rest of their lives.
Here is a recent example of how one of our guests learned about conflict resolution.
|“The amount of compassion that is not only seen, but also felt within the staff is not only necessary, but also appreciated. I recently had a mediation with two other women. Ginger and Joy were the staff that was involved. The mediation went into two days due to the issues that weren’t quite resolved at the time. Ginger and Joy are so amazing. Not only did they find time in their busy schedules to do it two days in a row, but they began and closed in prayer. I truly believe that God poured His Holy Spirit on each and every one of us, but He saw Ginger and Joys’ hearts and their intention. And the fact that the Lord answered spoke volumes. In the Bible it says when a believing person prays, the Lord hears and will answer. Here we are, a week and a half later, and the women, who were in mediation with me, are feeling very hopeful for the future that lies ahead. God is SO AMAZING and I feel so blessed to have these women in my life. Being here is an extremely humbling experience.|
Thank you for taking the time to read this!”
God Bless,Mother in Family Room #5
|Because of you, we are here and helping others with their physical and spiritual struggles to providing relief, restoration, and transformation. Please stop by or call to schedule a tour of either one of our campuses. We would love to meet you!|
Thank you for your support,
Medford Gospel Mission
|We are very fortunate to have so many dedicated volunteers help us each and every day. In the midst of our holiday season, Noel contacted us because she wanted to bless the women and children at our Bartlett Campus. With her help we decided to hold a New Year’s Day party to help the women ring in the new year.|
|“I wasn’t sure what that would entail or how it would be received by the guests, but God exceeded my expectations. After mentioning the Gospel Mission to a few friends at Church, several people wanted to step up and help with the Mission, so we ended up having a fantastic time playing games and eating yummy food while having good conversation.|
My word for 2018 is “Expectation” so my prayer for the Gospel Mission is first that God will pour out blessings on the Mission (the staff, volunteers, and members, but also the building). I’m also praying that I will be a blessing for the women and children at the Mission both emotionally and spiritually. I don’t know what the future holds for me and where God wants me to serve in the Mission, so I will not have any expectations :)”
|If you would like to be a part of our dedicated volunteer team, contact us on ourwebsite and click the volunteer button. We look forward to serving with you soon.|