From the Director ~ February 2016

Save the date! – Our second annual night of celebration will be held on Saturday, April 9th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Refreshments will be served after the program. Admission is free – just a free-will offering. Details will follow.

Dear Friend of the Mission,

Derrick and Steve enjoy each other's company at a Christmas luncheon.

Derrick and Steve enjoy each other’s company at a Christmas luncheon.

Please enjoy these photos filled with laughter, smiles, good food, toys and gifts from our 2015 Christmas celebration at the Whosoever Gospel Mission. Your financial gifts, gifts of new toys for the children and grandchildren of our men, gifts for our men and all sorts of other wonderful kindnesses made Christmas 2015 a wonderful time at the Mission. Thank you for making Christmas for our men (and their kids and grandkids!) a time of celebration and joy rather than a sad time filled with crushing loneliness, heartache, regrets and hopelessness. Our men and their families join with me in thanking you.

Gifts for the men

Each resident personally received 14 different presents this Christmas from friends who lovingly made up gift bags for the men.

As we begin this new year of 2016, please let me also thank you for your kind and generous support throughout 2015. You have given us food, good used items for our thrift stores, laundry detergent, personal care items, office supplies, over-the-counter medicines, paper products, cleaning supplies, trash bags, new underwear and socks, and good used grocery bags for our thrift stores. You have supported us financially through generous cash gifts, employee giving programs such as the United Way and the Combined Federal Campaign, gifts of stock, donor advised fund grants, employer matching gift programs, and gift cards to stores we shop at for the Mission. We truly wish we could thank you all individually and in person!

Your support helped us to provide life-giving, life-changing and even life-saving help to our men.

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New Life Program Residents & Graduates gave over 1,000 brand-new gifts to 127 of their children and grandchildren this Christmas! Each child received an assortment of gifts including a main toy, puzzles, games, stuffed animals, hats & scarves.

The Mission is ultimately not about programs, bricks and mortar, but it is about loving broken and hurting homeless men with the love of Christ, giving them a hand-up and not just a handout, and giving them a real hope that changes their lives both now and forever. Your gifts are a sound investment in the lives of our men that will keep on growing and paying out dividends for years to come. The positive changes that take place in just one of our men will touch and impact for good the lives of hundreds of other people – perhaps even your life and the lives of your friends and family. Keep on investing in our men – your support makes a huge difference for good.

With heartfelt thanks,

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Robert A. Emberger, D.Min.
Executive Director

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