Amazon Smiles on Gospel Mission

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Amazon Smile is a charitable promotion that donates 0.5% of qualifying Amazon purchases to the Silver City Gospel Mission, but you have to follow these four steps in order to participate:

1.)  Direct your favorite web browser to smile.amazon.com [see screen shot below].

2.) Type Silver City Gospel Mission into the search box below the phrase “Or pick your own charitable organization:” [see red arrow in screenshot below].

3.) Verify the Silver City Gospel Mission as your chosen charitable organization [the Mission is already registered with Amazon, so they recognize the name].

4.)  Agree and remember that in order to have your Amazon purchases apply to this program, you must log onto smile.amazon.com first.

That’s all, folks. Thank you and God bless you for your continued support for the Mission.

 

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January 2018

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May the New Year bring Blessings and Grace to all.

 

New Year’s Resolutions

For Christians, if God is central to a New Year’s resolution, it has a better chance for success. God gave human beings free will, and He never oversteps that freedom to make choices. God’s Word certainly has made clear which choices are better than others, but God never forces His people to comply.

Choosing to do the will of God is always a right choice and, of course, has God’s endorsement. God’s favor and blessings should be incentive enough to pursue Godly goals. God’s Word is filled with what is right and good, therefore reading and learning the Bible is a good place to start and stay.

The Christian’s priority should be making time or more time to read and study the Word of God. This may necessitate getting up an hour earlier, or maybe less TV time. One will always make time for whatever or whoever is loved. Jesus said, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39)

This is a good place to start for any believer. Goals set in this light would include spending more time in personal devotion to God, Bible reading, and in prayer. This time is usually best first thing in the day, before all the demands and activities of daily life make quiet time with God challenging.

Financial giving is certainly a solid Biblical principle which includes tithing and special additional offerings for different church needs, or perhaps for the support of mission’s work. The only way to improve on the principle of tithing is to increase the proportion of the amount. It may be that in order to give more, the resolution might include spending less on sodas, coffees, or movies. These kinds of resolutions are blessed decisions. If one has more time than money to offer, perhaps volunteer at The Gospel Mission.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 says, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might,” and similarly, Colossians 3:23 and 24 state, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.” Loving God first with heart, soul, and mind includes and can be expressed in having an enthusiasm and exuberance for many things in life. God’s desire is for His people to live life to the fullest and to flourish, having good health and prosperity, among many other blessings. Resolutions and goals selected with love for God and done thoughtfully in prayer can be life enhancing and enriching.

Please consider giving generously some of your Time, Tenth or your Talent this year at Silver City Gospel Mission.

Many Blessings,

Amy

 

Right to left, Christmas chefs Garreth, Brandon, and Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner.

Robert Cooper [above] has been a guest at the Mission since the Cold Weather Men’s Shelter opened the week before Christmas. He was born in Germany in 1949, and grew up near military bases in the U.S. He enlisted in the Navy at age 19 and served in Vietnam from 1968-1971. He first visited Silver City decades ago when a friend in Austin, Texas suggested a road trip here, and hopes to return after visiting the Veteran’s Administration in Las Cruces later this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY 2018

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30am Morning Market

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am Life Skills Classes

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 10:00am Soup Kitchen Open for Breakfast

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 1:30pm Thrift Store and Food Pantry Open

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 10:00am Bible Study Class

Monday – Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch

Monday – Sunday 5:00pm – 7:00am Dinner/Men’s Cold Weather Shelter

HEALTH SCREENING WITH NURSE PRACTITIONER

                        WEDS. JAN. 10 AND WEDS. JAN. 24, 9:00am – 11:00am

Mission cook Ray Kaites will be leaving us for a brief time to visit Whittier, California. Au revoir, Ray, Godspeed and Hurry Back.

 

Jim Cook’s Roadkill Cake
We picked up an extra large load of pastries, so the back of the truck was stacked high. As we were leaving, they brought out two very large cakes which we put on top. At the intersection of U.S. 180 and Swan Street, one of the cakes flew off the back of the truck like a frisbee and landed in the middle of the road. So we turned around and came back to clean up the mess. Well, there was no mess. The cake landed right-side up on its cardboard base and all the traffic went around it, so we picked it up and served it for that day’s Soup Kitchen dessert.

PLEASE NOTE: Jim Cook seriously injured his leg while working on his ranch over New Year’s weekend. Our prayers are with him, and cards may be sent to Jim Cook, Room 500 / University Medical Center Hospital / 4815 Alameda Avenue / El Paso TX 79905.

Due to Jim’s injury, we have an immediate opening:

Driver/Maintenance Job

  • Pick up, unload, weigh, and properly store food as needed
  • Perform detailed cleaning as directed.
  • Run errands and pick up supplies as needed.
  • Perform light maintenance, yard maintenance, and misc. tasks around the Mission.

Must have a truck and hitch to pull our trailer, current driver’s license, and valid insurance.

Hours are Monday through Friday 8am-2pm, and pay is minimum wage plus mileage.

Please contact Amy Wagner, Executive Director at Silver City Gospel Mission, 575-388-5071 or email manager@silvercitygospelmission.org.

 

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December 2017 Daily Calendar

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MISSION CALENDAR | DECEMBER 2017

PLEASE NOTE: The newsletter is obviously still a work in progress, thank you all for your patience while we get up to speed. The daily calendar reprinted below details the holiday schedule, which differs in some details from the Mission’s normal hours. The January schedule will return to the familiar summary format.

Wednesday Dec. 20

8:30 – 10:00am Soup Kitchen Open for Breakfast

8:30am Morning Market

8:30am – 1:30pm Thrift Store and Food Pantry Open

9:00 – 10:00am Bible Study Class

12:00 – 1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch

5:00pm – 7:30am Cold Weather Men’s Shelter/Dinner

Thursday Dec. 21

8:30 – 10:00am Soup Kitchen Open for Breakfast

8:30am – 1:30pm Thrift Store and Food Pantry Open

9:00 – 10:00am Bible Study Class

12:00 – 1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch

5:00pm – 7:30am Cold Weather Men’s Shelter/Dinner

Friday Dec. 22

8:30–10:00am Soup Kitchen Open for Breakfast

8:30am Morning Market

8:30am – 1:30pm Thrift Store and Food Pantry Open

9:00 – 10:00am Bible Study Class

12:00 – 1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch

5:00pm – 7:30am Cold Weather Men’s Shelter/Dinner

Saturday Dec. 23

12:00 – 1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch

5:00pm – 7:30pm Cold Weather Men’s Shelter/Dinner

Sunday Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

10:00am – 1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch

5:00pm – 7:30am Cold Weather Men’s Shelter/Dinner

Monday Dec. 25 Christmas Day

10:00am – 1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch

5:00pm – 7:30am Cold Weather Men’s Shelter/Dinner

Tuesday December 26

LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH: $2 BAGS O’ CLOTHES

8:30–10:00am Soup Kitchen Open for Breakfast

8:30am–1:30pm Thrift Store and Food Pantry Open

9:00–10:00am Bible Study Class

12:00–1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch

5:00pm – 7:30am Cold Weather Men’s Shelter/Dinner

Wednesday December 27

8:30 – 10:00am Soup Kitchen Open for Breakfast

8:30am Morning Market

8:30am – 1:30pm Thrift Store and Food Pantry Open

9:00 – 10:00am Bible Study Class

9:00 – 11:00am HEALTH SCREENING WITH

NURSE PRACTITIONER

12:00 – 1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch

5:00pm – 7:30am Cold Weather Men’s Shelter/Dinner

Thursday Dec. 28

8:30 – 10:00am Soup Kitchen Open for Breakfast

8:30am – 1:30pm Thrift Store and Food Pantry Open

9:00 – 10:00am Bible Study Class

12:00 – 1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch

5:00pm – 7:30am Cold Weather Men’s Shelter/Dinner

Friday Dec. 29

8:30 – 10:00am Soup Kitchen Open for Breakfast

8:30am Morning Market

8:30am – 1:30pm Thrift Store and Food Pantry Open

9:00 – 10:00am Bible Study Class

12:00 – 1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch

5:00pm – 7:30am Cold Weather Men’s Shelter/Dinner

Saturday Dec. 30

12:00 – 1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch

5:00pm – 7:30am Cold Weather Men’s Shelter/Dinner

Sunday Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve

10:00am – 1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch

5:00pm – 7:30am Cold Weather Men’s Shelter/Dinner

Monday Jan. 1 New Year’s Day

10:00am – 1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch

5:00pm – 7:30am Cold Weather Men’s Shelter/Dinner

Tuesday Jan. 2 REGULAR SCHEDULE RESUMES

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The Gospel Mission Has A New Director

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The new Director of the Silver City Gospel Mission is Amy Wagner and we are expecting some great things from her!

Amy most recently ran a coffee shop and thrift store in Cliff, NM and enjoys crochet, painting and sewing, is a Christian and attends the Gila Valley Baptist Church.

She has worked as a victims advocate at El Refugio, taught at a Head Start and worked at a safe house in Pine Top, Az.

She was on our community committee that oversees our women’s shelter and she says that she is really looking forward to making a positive spiritual impact on the people we help.

As for me, I will be remaining in our home town of Silver with my lovely wife who will continue with her work here in town and I will be taking a break to recoup from this gig.  I won’t be around the Mission for the next few months, but I have been asked to sit on the Board in the future and it is an opportunity I will probably accept, as I still strongly believe in our cause.

My hat is off to everyone who has helped us over the years, your names being to numerous to mention.  Thank you very much for all of your help and support.

~ Randy Salars

Verse Of The Week:
Don’t worry, I will take care of you.”
~ Matthew 6:25-26

Life Skills Classes: 8:30-9:30 am
Different topics daily courtesy of our Case Worker and WNMU Interns

Foot Care Clinic:
Closed until next semester

Nurses Clinic:  Alternating Wednesdays 9:30-11:30
~ Courtesy of NP Griffon Campbell

Bible Study: 9:30-10:30 am
Monday: Tony Egan
Tuesday: Marsha Bowman
Wednesday: Music Ministry with Faye and Tyler
Thursday: Clayton Johnson
Friday: Need Someone!

Christian Programming:  10:30 am-12:00 pm
~Christian videos and music

Food Pantry, Clothing Bank and Thrift Store:  8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Food boxes twice a month
Clothing 15 articles for each family member once a month
Blanket and coat once each year (Unless homeless)
Household Donations accepted Tue, Wed and Thu (Cash anytime 🙂

Daily Produce, Frozen, Bread & Meat Giveaway: Mon-Fri 8:30 until food gone
1 box of whatever we have in excess daily
First come, first served

Soup Kitchen
Breakfast: 8:30-9:30 am Monday through Friday
Lunch: 12 pm-1 pm Mon-Sat
Dinner: 5:30-6:30 pm for mens shelter only
Burritos at visitors center 10 am on Sun

Monday-Spaghetti
Tuesday-Turkey Dinner
Wednesday-Fajitas
Thursday-Tacos
Friday-Hamburgers
Saturday-WNMU Day with Abe
Sunday-Closed

Shelter

Sierra House Women And Children’s Transitional House
-Permanent residents by application

Men’s Cold Weather Shelter
-Closed Mar-Nov

Women’s Emergency Shelter at Church of the Desert
-Closed Mar-Nov

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