Fall is such a wonderfully colorful time of year here in southwestern New Mexico. The Gila National Forest is one of my favorite places to hike and explore, finding solitude in God's creation, especially after a busy week here at the Silver City Gospel Mission.
Although fall officially started in September this year, we are starting to see the signs of its coming around our communities. The days will shorten, the tree leaves will turn and autumn-themed events and decorations will flavor our daily lives.
The change of seasons can be an exciting time, filled with annual activities and holidays that we look forward to experiencing. It can also be unsettling if you are homeless and living in the streets without Jesus in your life. Our father cares for every one of His creations, from the littlest sparrow to the mightiest leviathan as well as the saved and unsaved. We can rest assured in any time of uncertainty that His love and provision for us will never fail. At the Gospel mission we provide Gods hope and love; through the services we provide to the lost, lonely and homeless.
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV
Ecclesiastes gives us many examples of seasons we'll face in life: times of birth, death, weeping and joy. The Bible shows us that experiencing good and bad times in our lives is normal and to be expected. Though it's easy to hold onto our hope in happy situations, we shouldn't let changing circumstances cause our faith to falter. Jesus promised us in John 16: 33 that: These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
God is with us in every season of our life. When we face the unknown, we can trust that He is in control and working out every situation for our good.
This month, as we say goodbye to summer and turn our attention to the coming of fall, its harvest and Thanksgiving Day celebrations, let us remember the good plans that He has for us and our future,(Jeremiah 29:11) both here on earth and in Heaven. This focus will create in us a firm foundation that never sways in the face of change and challenge.
Gospel Mission will be providing 12 thanksgiving boxes to families with school age child as well as serving lunch at the Mission on Thanksgiving Day. If you would like to adopt a family or assist with the Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, please contact Amy 575-388-5071
We are also providing Winter Prep kits to those folks in need. Winter prep kits will include the following: Tent, tarp, sleeping bag, wool blanket, cold weather hats, gloves, scarves, socks and thermal underwear, winter boots and hand/foot warmer packets.
Over the past six months with monies you provided we were able to serve 5830 hot meals at the Mission! Provided 637 children with food and clothing, offered 1447 senior citizens healthy food boxes. The Mission also assisted 1338 households with food bags. I personally was able to make case management contact with 356 folks in need, praying with most of them.
Physical donations can be dropped off at the Mission, Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 9am-12:30pm we are at 111 S. Texas St. (Behind Jalisco's restaurant)
Monetary donations to fund winter prep kits and support our undertaking can be mailed to:
Silver City Gospel Mission
Po box 5198 Silver City, NM 88061
In HIS service,