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God is Good, Even When the Economy Isn’t

September 22, 2009
Jerry Sandvig, Executive Director of Phoenix Rescue Mission

Jerry Sandvig, Executive Director of Phoenix Rescue Mission

I was recently reflecting on the condition and expectations of the Phoenix Rescue Mission exactly one year ago.

It was a season in our country of unpredictability in so many areas of our lives.

Week after week we have witnessed the increasing demands for hot meals, Hope Coach meals, and food boxes for poor working (and not working) families that have escalated beyond anything we had projected.

And then, the food kept coming, the volunteers kept coming, the donations kept coming. We didn’t have to cut staff or any services… ALL NEEDS WERE MET in our basic services to care for those who come into our influence of care.

As God typically provides for those we serve, He doesn’t give too much or too little, instead we just keep pace with the demands… with prayers of thanksgiving.

We continue to give thanks daily for God’s blessings. There is no other way to explain how these resources have kept pace with the ever-growing needs. But, none of God’s people have been turned away; in fact we celebrate how many more we have been able to help find hope in hopeless times, thanks to your generosity.

The Mission has also commenced construction of the first phase of the Changing Lives Center for women and children. How exciting it is to see the walls rising on the property at 15th Avenue and Van Buren. We are still in need of funds to complete phases 2 and 3; however, again, the midst of difficult times our faithful donors and our new donor friends are moving us ever closer to meeting our financial goals. What an exciting opportunity to be participating in the completion of a center that will benefit thousands of homeless women and children in the years to come.

Once again, I want to extend my most sincere thanks to ALL of you in our Mission family for your help and especially your prayers.

Jerry Sandvig
Executive Director
Phoenix Rescue Mission


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