Spring has sprung

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Spring is finally here!  Image result for crocus in snow

I was very excited to see the little green crocus sprouts coming up out of the snow a couple of weeks ago.

Spring time is so amazing to me, one day the trees look dead and ugly and the next they have little green buds on them.

Spring time gives us hope and new purpose, (Jeremiah 29:11)

As spring moves into Easter, we celebrate the resurrection day of the Lord Christ Jesus.  It is a time when the deadliness of wintertime is past, and new life of springtime begins. It is a resurrection time in nature. The dead grass, flowers, and trees all begin to experience a springtime resurrection. Even the singing birds join in the springtime celebration. The squirrels seem happier and the skies are brighter. April showers bring even more flowers. Easter represents new life. At Christmas, we celebrate His birth. At Easter, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, but then on the third day He rose from the grave as our Risen Savior. Hallelujah! He is alive.


“And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins” (I Cor. 15:17).


Thank God our faith is not in vain. He arose! He is alive! Our sins have been forgiven.


Silver City Gospel Mission is so very thankful to all of our loyal financial donors as well as our amazing prayer warriors, and our very special volunteers. We could not operate without you all!

Financial donations can be completed through online platforms such as:




Donations can be made through United Way at your work place or you can always mail them to: Silver City Gospel Mission Po Box 5198 Silver City, NM 88062


Come by soon and take a peek at our spring-cleaning projects!

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Cooler Weather

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Fall Greetings!

Its hard to believe it’s been just over a year for me here

at Silver City Gospel Mission. What a year its been, filled

with blessings and some trials, mostly Gods amazing grace!

If you have not been in our store lately, well come on down.

Garreth Rivas our store manager has really spruced it up!

Jesse and Kevin have been cooking up delightful morsels in the kitchen. Adam our driver/ maintenance man with Richard his assistant, have been busy rescuing food from local grocery stores as well as picking up donations and preforming minor repairs of our buildings.

Jackie the Sierra House manager assists the women and children with goals and life skills to support them in becoming more self-sufficient to move out on their own.

I want to extend a very special heart felt thank you to our hardworking Volunteers:

Wanda, Linda, Cookie, Pat, Frank, Roy and Carol!

With winter fast approaching we are needing help with items to prepare for season. Once the temperature drops down to 32 degrees we open the Gospel Mission to house (Overnight only) the homeless men. We could really use your assistance with greeting clients, preparing a meal and staying with the clients for the night.

If you can’t physically be here, please consider being a financial supporter and a much need prayer warrior.

For more information or to donate your Time, Tenth, or Talent, please call us: (575) 388-5071.

These are some of the of the essential items we are needing:

  1. Coats
  2. Gloves
  3. Sweaters
  4. Socks
  5. Blankets- wool army blankets are the best
  6. Thermal underwear
  7. Winter scarfs
  8. Flannel shirts
  9. First aid kits
  10. Winter Hats, ski hats
  11. Boots- all sizes

Sleeping bags

  1. Hand warmers

Faithfully Yours,


And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

Hebrews 13:16

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USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by;

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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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,



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.






















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


                        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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