The journey to regaining your life is never easy. Last week, our Mission family came together to celebrate the graduation of one man from our Discipleship Program and the celebrations of our other guests. It was a great time to come together, praise the Lord and celebrate all the Lord has done in their lives. Click the link for the slideshow and see how your support is changing lives in our city.
In 2016, you helped us change the lives of many hurting people in our city. You provided them with a hot meal, warm bed and a safe place to rest. You provided them with the classes to overcome their hurt and pain and prepare them for a new life. You provided them with hands on Vocational Training so they could gain the skills they need to re-enter the workforce. You provided them with hope and chance at a better future not only for themselves but also their children.
All of these only happen thanks to you. Year after year, you faithfully give your time, talent, treasure and prayers. From the bottom of our hearts, we say thank you!
Thank you to everyone that made Mission Tree a success. Over 700 gifts were distributed to homeless men, women and children. These individuals are working to get their life back on track in our Life Recovery Program. Thank you to everyone that made our Mission Tree Party possible. Thank you to our friends at Eldorado Resort and Casino for supplying dinner and to our amazing board members who came to serve. And most of all thank you to our amazing community who makes this possible. Your gift not only made their Christmas brighter but gives them hope to continue on their journey. From the bottom of our hearts, we say thank you!!!
You gave the gift and now you can see the faces behind Project Mission Tree. Take a moment and watch our Project Mission Tree video and see how you have made a difference in the lives our guests this Christmas season!
We are so excited to announce that the Mission has a new Executive Director Pastor Larry Otwell. In 2015, Pastor Larry Otwell joined the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission as General Manager and in 2016, Pastor Larry was appointed as Executive Director. Prior to the coming to work for the Rescue Mission, Pastor Larry Otwell was the owner of Cornerstone Disposal Service. He currently serves as the Street Pastor at Riverpark Church. Pastor Larry is married to Donna Early Otwell. They have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. “Larry does an outstanding job of looking at the big picture… in bringing the business side and the spiritual outreach piece of the mission together to form a cohesive unit that is able to stand on its own” says Chad Erie, Chairman of the Mission Board of Directors. Under Pastor Larry’s leadership, the Mission has unveiled a new Life Recovery Program that will help our guests recover their identity and break the cycle of poverty.
Rev. Henry Martin who has served as Executive Director for the last 28 years will continue to serve at the Mission in the role of Community Ambassador. Please join us in welcoming Pastor Larry!
You can help the homeless at Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission just by shopping at Kroger. Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program today. Sign up with your Kroger Plus Card, and select SBRM. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn funds to help the homeless every time you shop and use your Plus Card at Kroger. This is an annual program, so you need to re-sign up even if you did it last year. Click on the Kroger logo to sign up. THANK YOU!