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Elections Have Consequences
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Denver Mattress Continues Mission Support
Goodbye and Hello
And today is the first day for new staff member Allison Zadurowicz (Zad•er•row’•vich). “Aly” will step into the member support manager role Christine is leaving, plus take on some additional duties. For the past 13 years, she has been the assistant director of the Master of Global Leadership and Doctor of Intercultural Studies programs at Fuller Theological Seminary. She and her husband are outdoor enthusiasts and love hiking throughout Colorado. You can also send her a welcome note.
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Directory of COVID-19 Supplemental Resources
Looking Down the Street
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Accountability for Creating the Opioid Crisis
Greeting Cards Bring Priceless Connections
Sewer Analysis Helping to Forecast Coronavirus Outbreaks
Hispanic Women Making Hard Choices
More Americans Supporting Same-Sex Marriage
Top Doc in Canada Calls for Sustained Approach to the Pandemic
Cash Payments to Homeless Adults
Minority Households with Children Struggle to Afford Basics
First Black Cardinal Appointed by Pope
Business Director, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, Indio, CA
Care Support Specialist, Light of Life Ministries, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Chief Program Officer - Men, Wheeler Mission Ministries, Indianapolis, IN
Cook, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
Counseling Program Manager, The Rescue Mission Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
Custodian, Open Door Mission, Glens Falls, NY
Data Administrator, Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries, Kalamazoo, MI
Development Director, Home of Grace, Vancleave, MS
Development Manager, Bread of Life Mission, Seattle, WA
Director of Development, Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission, Reno, NV
Director of Operations, Fairhaven Rescue Mission, Covington, KY
Director, Lifespring Ministries, Wayside Cross Ministries, Aurora, IL
Director-San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission, Rescue Mission Alliance, Oxnard, CA
Driver, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
Empowerment Coach / Case Manager, New Life Mission, Melbourne, FL
Executive Director, Union Gospel Mission, Portland, OR
Executive Director, Fairhaven Rescue Mission, Covington, KY
Executive Director, Geauga Faith Rescue Mission, Chardon, OH
Family Recovery Program Director, St. Matthew's House, Naples, FL
Grants Administrator, Stability First, Inc., Martinsville, IN
Guest Services Manager, Shelter KC, Kansas City, MO
Infant /Toddler Lead Supervisor, Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries, Kalamazoo, MI
Lead Recovery Coach, Shelter KC, Kansas City, MO
Maintenance Lead Supervisor, Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries, Kalamazoo, MI
Major Gifts Officer, Union Rescue Mission, Wichita, KS
Manager of Donor Relations, Lexington Rescue Mission, Lexington, KY
Mental Health Counselor, The Rescue Mission Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
Nonprofit Management Department Chair (online), City Vision University, Kansas City, MO
Operations Manager, Central Union Mission, Washington, DC
Part-Time Counselor (Youth-Focused), Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
PRN Residential Care Mentor, Shelter KC, Kansas City, MO
Program Advisor, Open Door Mission, Glens Falls, NY
Program Director: Justin's Place Women, St. Matthew's House, Naples, FL
Residential Coordinator_Cornerstone Manor Facility, Buffalo City Mission, Buffalo, NY
Resource Advocate, Open Door Mission, Glens Falls, NY
Safety Coordinator, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
Safety Team Member, 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
Vice President of Programs, Career Cross Training, Colorado Springs, CO
VP of Recovery Programs, St. Matthew's House, Naples, FL
Women's New Life Growth Manager, Portland Rescue Mission, Portland, OR
The Waiting Room
They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not be faint.
God often uses waiting to refine our character. Faithful waiting on God makes us stronger, not weaker. It’s also a sign of humility. Remember that persons of lesser rank who served nobility and royalty were said to “wait upon” them. In a similar way, they were said to “attend” to their lords and rulers.
Believe me, I understand that those who are in the midst of waiting for a miracle, or a dream to be realized, or to be delivered from a dark place, probably feel helpless. You feel as if you’re doing nothing, but you’re actually doing something very important. In fact, this attending to God may be the most important spiritual work you can do. While you are waiting, you are also allowing your hope to grow up. If you can’t be still and wait and hope, you can’t become the person God created when He thought you into existence.
Spiritual transformation doesn’t take place when we get what we want, it takes place while we’re waiting. It is forged in us while we’re waiting, hoping, and trusting, before we receive what we long for. Spiritual transformation happens in the waiting room.
Waiting also helps us learn the vital lesson that just because a dream is delayed doesn’t mean it is denied. When we continue to hope patiently and place our trust in God and in His schedule—not ours—we begin to gain the type of long-range perspective that allows us to have peaceful souls, even with the storms of life raging about us.Written by Pete Wilson, and used with permission.
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