Please browse our collection of photos filled with laughter, smiles, toys and gifts from our 2014 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 2014 a wonderful time at the Mission. It was great to hear our men joyfully sing Christmas carols such as Joy to the World, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and Go, Tell it on the Mountain. 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. Your gifts made a huge difference in their lives! They join with me in thanking you.
As we begin this new year of 2015, please let me also thank you for your kind and generous support throughout 2014. There are many ways that our friends and supporters such as you supported us in 2014. 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. Last year was a challenging year in many ways, but your faithful support helped us to meet these challenges successfully. Most importantly, your gifts helped our men to meet and overcome their own challenges by God’s grace. 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 life-giving and life-changing 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 and good changes that take place in just one of our men will touch and impact for good the lives of hundreds of other people – perhaps your life and the lives of your friends and family. Keep on investing in our men – your support makes a big difference for good.
Robert A. Emberger, D.Min