A Web Of Lies
Paul's Story and Hope Gospel Mission's Summer Newsletter
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Paul (Name changed for privacy reasons) is a recent graduate of Hope Gospel Mission’s recovery programming. We sat down to talk with him about his story and to learn about his plans for the future.
Please pray for Paul and others as they move from Hope Gospel Mission’s programs into a new and challenging chapter of life. If you’d like to help us provide hope to more men and women like Paul through a financial gift, please click here.
We live in the Fall Creek area – it is filled with rivers and rolling hills. We enjoy the outdoors, especially in the summertime. We love to canoe, hike, fish, scuba dive, and go camping in our truck camper.
Spiritually, we do our best to follow Jesus’ example and serve others wherever we see a need. Life is a journey, not a destination, and we should seek to grow closer to God every day. We try to be an example to our fellow man by living our lives like Christ would want us to, so others will see Christ through us and come to know Him one day.
We moved to the area in August, 2013, and started volunteering in early 2014. We volunteer to cook dinner.
Hope Gospel is a mission that helps people help themselves, and we enjoy being a part of a team that not only provides the Word of God, but also teaches and encourages the men it serves to become contributing self-sufficient members of our community.
There is an opportunity for people to volunteer cooking no matter what your skill level. Beginning cooks can easily heat up prepared meals, and people with more advanced cooking abilities can use their culinary skills to prepare gourmet meals. It is very rewarding to see the smiles on the men’s faces, and they readily show their appreciation and thank us.
We recently volunteered on Marcia’s birthday – it was a wonderful birthday present to be able to give.
Thanks for your help, Terry and Marcia! Want to learn more about cooking for our men or women? Learn more here.
- Funding for home and programming to help families in need;
- For God to provide us a transitional house for women;
- 5 computers needed for our education center and offices;
- For men and women in need to come to us for help;
- For additional volunteers to help us prepare meals for the residents in the Ruth House and Men’s Shelter;
- For residents to adjust well to the necessary changes they are making in their lives as they seek freedom from addictions or homelessness;
- 160 new chairs needed at our home for men;For our team at Hope Gospel Mission and all of their intentional efforts to keep this kingdom-principle ministry full of life.
Donation Center Grand Opening
We’re celebrating our new donation center at the Bargain Center! Join us for free pizza, fun sales, and gift certificate giveaways from 11:00 am (Ribbon Cutting) to 8:00 pm on Friday, June 20. Click here to find out what this means for you.
Flowers, Fireworks, & Friends!
THE family event of the summer at Down to Earth (Cadott location)! Inflatables, food, games, local artisan & non-profit booths, and SPECTACULAR fireworks! Plus huge farm-direct specials on plants. Click here for more details.
Fill the Fridge
We need meat, veggies, and dairy for our residents! Drop off any perishable food item from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday at Gateway Chiropractic Center & Acupuncture for Wellness, 3420 Mall Drive in Eau Claire (Across from Chilson Subaru in Eau Claire).
Banquet of Hope
Learn about how your gifts and prayers have made an impact in the last year and what the Mission is doing in the next year. Banquet will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at The Florian Gardens. Please RSVP by calling 715-552-5566.
Join us on the last Friday of every month for a celebration of the achievements our men and women have accomplished. Free meal included! 6:00 pm at 8 South Farwell Street in Eau Claire. Follow us on Facebook to be reminded when they're coming up.
Persons being honored are listed first.
|Adler Family, Peter and Ellen Adler||Clinton Jenson, Richard or Karen Wagner||Mark Nielson, Richard or Karen Wagner|
|All Military, Joyce Bischoff||Jesus, our Passover Lamb, Carol Redmann||Ruth Olson, Bonnie Jacobson|
|William Ballard, Peggy Ballard||Uncle Rudolph Johnson, Mr. or Mrs. Howard Hanson||My dear dad Ray Reinecke, Carol Reinecke|
|Milly Benson, Richard or Karen Wagner||Jeff Johnson, Bill or Jennie Stewart||Loren Rogney, Richard or Karen Wagner|
|Arnold Borofka, Richard or Karen Wagner||Raymond C. Jones, Violet Jones||Ragna Romundstad, David Fischer|
|Skip Bouhgton, Richard or Karen Wagner||Ben Koch, Deborah Renz||Arlene Rose, Daniel Stein|
|Tom Buckley, Richard or Karen Wagner||Barry Loftus, Richard or Karen Wagner||Elmer and Janet Sabol, Cindy And Ralph Melgard|
|James Burgess & Karen Burgess, Carolyn Burgess||Mark, Beverly Halmar||Jim Schindler, Richard or Karen Wagner|
|Wilfred G. Burlingame, LaVonne Burlingame||Bernard and Lucille McDonald, Mary McDonald||Kenneth Schmutz, Richard or Karen Wagner|
|Jim Duex, Francis and Doris Gaier||Betty and Calvin Melgard, Cindy And Ralph Melgard||Donna Schramm, Donna Schramm|
|Owen Farris, Sally Farris||Joe Miller, Richard or Karen Wagner||John Shinners, Scott or Gina Kircher|
|Jeanette M. Fischer, David Fischer||My Children- Jim & Amanda, Steven and Janet Spina||Pat Sumstad, Richard or Karen Wagner|
|Harry Frye, Marjorie Frye||Alyce Myers, Anonymous||The people you help, Jamie Delgadillo|
|John Giese, Ronald Decker||Alyce Myers, William Norris||Wendy Weber, Richard or Karen Wagner|
|William E. Hitzemann, Sr., Katrina Clary||Alyce Myers, Myron Past||Jeff Yanke, Richard or Karen Wagner|
|Earl Holcomb, Richard or Karen Wagner||Alyce Myers, Agnes Smieja-Larson||Marlowe and Judy Yule, Robert and Jan Wickstrom|
|Kenneth Iverson, Richard or Karen Wagner||Brother, Russel Nelson, Lois Nazier||Bob Ziebell, Richard or Karen Wagner|
|Erma Zwiefelhofer, Bill & Ardell Kurtz|