Renewing Minds and Transforming Lives

Dear Friend,

“Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” I love those words taken from Romans 12:2 (NIV). They describe so perfectly what God is doing in the lives of men, women and children every day at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission — people like Anthony, whose story you can read in our July newsletter.

You see, transformation is what we long to see in the lives of those who come through our doors for help. Often, once basic needs are met — like food, clothing and shelter — our guests start to experience real change. Nourished and comfortable in a welcoming environment, they realize they are safe — and the door to hope is opened. We are able to share the message of God’s love and His desire to have a relationship with them. And, we’re able to explain that He created them with a purpose.

As He works in their lives, and as He uses you to work in their lives, we count it a privilege to witness these precious souls experience true transformation — not only in their health and well-being, but in the transformation and renewal of their minds to new hope!

Your support helps make this kind of lasting change possible for folks like Anthony. I hope you’ll be encouraged when you read his story and know how grateful Anthony and so many others like him are for your generosity!

Patrick H. Vanderburgh, D.Min.

P.S. Once again, committed friends like you showed up in a big way to support our neighbors in need through our More Than Meals Matching Challenge. Your gifts, doubled through the match, totaled $427,079.73 for life-changing care. We can’t thank you enough!