The Power of Christ’s Resurrection

Dear Friend,

It’s Eastertime! The days are growing longer, and signs of new life are all around us as we joyfully anticipate the arrival of Spring.

So many of the precious men, women and children who walk through our doors each day are longing for this newness of life. Some have struggled for years. Others have never known this kind of struggle before — hardships like addiction, poverty and domestic abuse — and have nowhere else to turn.

But for these hurting souls, there is hope — hope in the power of Christ’s resurrection, which we celebrate this Easter season. It is in His resurrection that we find God’s perfect solution for the problems we face in our day-to-day lives, as well as the problems facing those we serve every day at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission.

By God’s grace, restoration begins when hurting neighbors come in off the streets to safety and warm, encouraging care like food, clothing and shelter. It’s amazing to see new hope in the eyes of those who once felt lost — but now are found and cared for as they sit down to a hot meal at a welcoming table.

With their basic needs met, the door is opened to long-term care and healing through MRM’s life-changing programs — where our neighbors in need find education, counseling, job training, spiritual guidance and more to help them renew their lives. It is here that they learn about God’s great love for them. They no longer need to carry the weight of their past — in Christ, they are a new creation! We rejoice over this Gospel truth at Easter, and every day of the year.

With your support, Easter truly becomes a celebration of new life — through the power of Christ’s life, death and triumphant resurrection! And God is working His miraculous, life-saving power through friends like you to do His extraordinary work of transformation here at MRM.

Thank you for your compassion toward those facing homelessness, hunger and hardship in our community. Happy Easter!

Patrick H. Vanderburgh, D.Min.