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A Message from Citygate Network President John Ashmen
Member Call Set for Today (Wednesday) at Noon Mountain Time
White House Requesting Data
We want to provide this data to help our government at this critical moment in time. But we also want to respond because Washington is suddenly recognizing that there is a very large network of missions and ministries standing—that would be us—in the gap that they haven’t paid attention to before now. Since the Coronavirus outbreak, Citygate Network President John Ashmen has been averaging four conference calls a day with agencies, entities, and NGOs that include the CDC, FEMA, HHS, HUD, DOL, DOE, OMB, the VA, the White House, the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army. It is starting to be understood just how many people Citygate Network members are serving, and now they want to know more facts.
We need all of our member organizations to respond to a survey we sent to CEOs yesterday morning. If you are a CEO or the person who responds to request like this and did not see or have not yet filled it out, please follow this link to the survey. We need Canadian members to fill it out, too. We are hoping to get this information to Washington by EOB on Friday. Thank you in advance for your rapid participation.We are hoping to get this information to Washington by EOB on Friday. Thank you in advance for your rapid participation.
San Antonio “Fortify” Conference Officially Cancelled
HOWEVER: We know how much our members love to be together to network, learn, and celebrate what God is doing in each other’s lives and ministries, even when times are tough. And we’ve been hearing that with the strain the Coronavirus has brought to everyone—the crazy hours and the precarious conditions—having such a time together would be very important, as soon as it’s safe to do so. For that reason, we’ve decided to plan something else for the Citygate Network family later this year—something to look forward to.
We’ve talked to the Naples Beach Hotel in Naples, Florida—the place where we were scheduled to hold our CEO Summit at the end of August. They have given us four days at the very beginning of September—September 1 – 4, the week before Labor Day—to hold a very unique event we are calling REVIVE! You will receive more information about this is a couple of weeks.
CARES Act Webinar Has Valuable Info Regarding Available Loans and Grants
Can a Nearby Christian Camp Help You Out?
A Possible Solution for Thrift Stores Mandated to Temporarily Close
Leadership Transition at ECFA
Looking Down the Street
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Parking Lot Accommodations Set Up for the Homeless
Baseball Team Pitches in To Provide and Distribute Food
Educating Potential Donors
Nonprofits Receive Vote of Confidence from Younger Donors
How Well Are You Complying with Mental Health Accommodations?
Survey Reveals Nonprofit Reactions to COVID-19
AOH Counselor- Client Manager, Union Gospel Mission, Spokane, WA
Business Director, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, Indio, CA
Camp Bennett Maintenance Manager, Central Union Mission
Care Support Specialist, Light of Life Ministries, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Chief Administration Officer, Rockford Rescue Mission Ministries, Inc., Rockford, IL
Chief Philanthropy Officer, Helping Up Mission, Baltimore, MD
Cook, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
Counseling Program Manager, The Rescue Mission Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
Development Director, Home of Grace, Vancleave, MS
Development Manager, Bread of Life Mission, Seattle, WA
Director of Administration and Operations, Light of Life Ministries Inc, Pittsburgh, PA
Director of AOH, Union Gospel Mission (Spokane), Spokane, WA
Director of Development, City Mission of Schenectady, Schenectady, NY
Director of Men's Shelter Services, Union Gospel Mission, Spokane, WA
Director of Operations, Brunswick Christian Recovery Center, Ash, NC
Director of Operations, Fairhaven Rescue Mission, Covington, KY
Driver, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
Executive Director, Hospitality Ministries, Wenatchee, WA
Executive Director, Fairhaven Rescue Mission, Covington, KY
Executive Director, Geauga Faith Rescue Mission, Chardon, OH
Executive Director, Klamath Falls Gospel Mission, Klamath Falls, OR
Food Service Support, LifePath Christian Ministries, York, PA
Gift Processor, Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, Kalamazoo, MI
Guest Relations, LifePath Christian Ministries, York, PA
Guest Services Manager, Shelter KC, Kansas City, MO
Lead Recovery Coach, Shelter KC, Kansas City, MO
Major Gifts Officer, St. Matthew's House, Naples, FL
Major Gifts Officer, Union Rescue Mission, Wichita, KS
Mental Health Counselor, The Rescue Mission Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
Nonprofit Management Department Chair (online), City Vision University, Kansas City, MO
Operations Director, Salina Rescue Mission, Inc. ,Salina, KS
Part-Time Counselor (Youth-Focused), Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
President/CEO, Career Cross Training, Colorado Springs, CO
PRN Residential Care Mentor, Shelter KC, Kansas City, MO
Program Administrator - Bridge Street Mission, Bridge Street Mission, Inc., Wausau, WI
Residential Coordinator_Cornerstone Manor Facility, Buffalo City Mission, Buffalo, NY
Safety Coordinator, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
Safety Team, Open Door Mission, Glens Falls, NY
Short-Term Living Coordinator Men's Ministry, Lebanon Rescue Mission, Inc., Lebanon, PA
Social Work/Clinical Manager, Denver Rescue Mission, Denver, CO
Transitional Living Coordinator, Lebanon Rescue Mission, Inc., Lebanon, PA
Vice President of Ministries, Rescue Mission Alliance, Oxnard, CA
Vice President of Programs, San Diego Rescue Mission, San Diego, CA
Repentance and IntimacyPsalm 51:10 (TPT)
Create a new, clean heart within me.
Fill me with pure thoughts and holy desires, ready to please you.
In Matthew 4:1-11 we are reminded that Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness where he spent 40 days and 40 nights and was tested by the devil. Let’s focus on being led by the Holy Spirit. As we spend intentional time with the Lord during these days of Lent, repentance is a good place to begin our journey into deeper intimacy with God.
In Psalms 51:1-12, the Psalmist understands that sin has caused a disconnect in a right and meaningful relationship with God (verses 3-4). For forgiveness to be effective in building a strong enduring relationship with the Lord, there must be repentance; a willingness to turn away from that which causes your relationship to be ineffective (verses 10-12).
Repentance is the steps we take to walk in obedience with the Lord. It is the turning away from sinful thoughts and actions. When we ask the Holy Spirit to “create in me a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me", we are asking for help to walk in obedience. We acknowledge our dependence on the Lord to help us to stop engaging in thoughts and actions that derail a mature relationship with Jesus.
As you spend time with the Lord in this Lenten season, seek forgiveness for the things that keep your relationship with the Lord from maturing. Remember, where the Holy Spirit leads us, the Spirit will sustain us.
Used with Permission from author Rev. Althea C. Taylor
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