Donors and friends gave tons of toys and gifts so the men could give a very special gift this Christmas to their kids and grandkids – the gift of a dad!
The Mission family gathered for an awesome feast on Thanksgiving Day where we enjoyed sweet fellowship, amazing food and a time of sharing testimonies of thanks for all that God is and does for us!
Some awesome friends from 1st United Methodist of Webster Springs battled the early-April cold and wind to create some raised vegetable garden beds for us! Then, the 2nd graders of William Penn Charter School earned money to buy all our vegetable plants. The resulting bounty was a blessing all summer long!
Check out our facebook album for lots more pictures!
Photographer Jacqueline Horning and some of her friends spent an afternoon at the Mission. Here’s what they saw:
See her photo blog here
Enjoy some snapshots of the joy, fellowship and laughter we experienced as we celebrated the birth of Emmanuel, God with Us!
Christmas is coming! Now is a great time to start collecting new, unwrapped toys so homeless dads working hard to rebuild their lives can gift them to their children!
Check out this video of a previous toy giveaway to see what it looks like!
2014 Toy Giveaway! from K2 Media on Vimeo.
Giving gifts is a big part of the Christmas season and every year hundreds of gifts are given away at the Whosoever Gospel Mission. This year over 1,000 brand new toys were donated and distributed to the men of the mission, giving them an opportunity to bless their kids and grand kids!
The Whosoever Gospel Mission from K2 Media on Vimeo.
Homeless men share what the Mission means to them
As one resident of the Mission’s New Life Program put it, “I have an invitation to a big family dinner for Thanksgiving this year…here!”
Bob has been trying to reconnect with his family, but that bridge is proving difficult to build. In the meantime, Bob was delighted to know that he would be at home with fellow residents, guests, staff and their families for our Thanksgiving feast. We truly have much to be thankful for!
We had the privilege of celebrating Joe’s graduation from the New Life Program last week. It quickly became evident that Joe’s success was the whole community’s success. As testimonies were shared and comments made, one truth was emphasized over and over – God puts us in community to bless, encourage, lift up and help one another. For Joe and many other men and women – residents and staff alike – the Mission becomes a community where we help and are helped, we bless and are blessed. We tip out hats to Joe and his wife – to their commitment to persevere in love with God and one another while Joe completed the New Life Program.
Thanksgiving At The Mission from K2 Media on Vimeo.
A look at the celebration that takes place at the Mission every year on Thanksgiving day. Its a day where those at the mission get to reflect on what God is doing in their lives and enjoy tons of food!
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever.” -Psalm 118:1
Song: Love Take Me Over
Artist: Steven Curtis Chapman