Springfield Rescue Mission

Submitted by Amber Haywood

www.hope4springfield.org

CPC continues to support the Springfield Rescue Mission preparing meals for the men in the New Life Rehabilitation program. Teams of CPC members dedicate their time and committed to preparing and serving a meal the first Tuesday of each month. Ruby Gasque and Eliz Tongue serve as coordinators. They have participated in

the SRM volunteer orientation and lead their groups with meal planning and coordinating with me each month. The meals CPC provides are delicious and well loved by the men in the program. We continue to try to honor the requests of the residents meal ideas as often as possible.

Each month we serve approximately 20 – 25 men, including staff. We continue to build relationships with men who have been in the program for a while and welcome new men who enter the program. We praise God that He always provides and the men are provided plenty of food. The SRM uses the leftovers for the public breakfast and for Operation SONshine. Many of those who serve each month continue to be involved with the mission in other ways and have a passion for the work of the SRM. Donations for Undies Sunday, Hope Totes and the Giveaway Center were very low this year and we hope to increase our giving to those activities in 2020. In addition to increased donations, I would ask that you join me in prayer to have this time at the Rescue Mission also be used as an opportunity to outreach to friends and acquaintances as well.

It has been such a blessing to serve at the Rescue Mission and I look forward to bringing others to serve along with us. The SRM is always in need of supplies and hands. My prayer is that our service grows beyond a monthly meal to other areas of the SRM and that we are able to add another day of serving to our monthly missions calendar.