A Message of Hope for Unprecedented Times

Dear Friend, I love Christmas at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. I call it “organized bedlam” — fun, loud and a little chaotic, but in the best possible sense … like watching children excitedly tear into their presents. I don’t expect that Christmas cheer to change much this year. We may still be wearing masks…

A Time to Give Thanks

If you asked me in 2020 what I miss the most in one word, I would say normalcy. But if you asked me what I think I need most in 2020, I would use a different word—perspective. 2020 has been—in the purest sense of the word—unprecedented! There really is nothing in my experience that…

Radical Love

Dear Friend, Throughout history, caring, compassionate and courageous men and women have risen up in times of crisis and massive challenges. They have served those who are sick, suffering, hungry and homeless—and often put their lives on the line to do it. Whether they know it or not, many have reflected the image of…

God’s Love Transforms Lives — Through Your Support!

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” ~John 13:34 Over the past couple of months, COVID-19 has unleashed unprecedented trauma and hardship on the entire city of Milwaukee. In many ways, the hardest hit have been those who are most vulnerable—those…

Transforming Lives in Times of Crisis

On any given day, homelessness here in Milwaukee is heartbreaking, tragic and overwhelming. But now it is even more so given the threats presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. The struggling men, women and children who come to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission arrive devastated for so many different reasons: poverty, hunger, addictions, childhood abuse and…

“The Old Has Gone, the New Is Here!”

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”—2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) I can’t imagine a better verse to ring in a brand-new year and a brand-new decade. “The old has gone, the new is here!” Thanks to committed friends and partners like you,…