Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving at The Mission

 What would Thanksgiving day be without pumpkin pie? Thanks to those who donated delicious pies!

Volunteers are so important to the Thanksgivng Day meal.

A feast worthy of a healthy appetite.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Each year we have a Thanksgiving service on the Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving Day. we share with each other about the things that God s doing in our lives, and then we look to God's Word. This is a small part of the service this morning.

Friday, November 12, 2010

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

 "November 14 – 20, 2010 is National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. At this time of year, many of us pause to take a moment to consider what we are thankful for. The National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week draws attention to the struggles faced by many of our family members, friends and neighbors that are experiencing hunger and homelessness" (from COOHIO newsletter).

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thanks to Lynn Wyant for arranging this photo of the Mission staff (unfortunately, several are not pictured).

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Homeless Man Assaulted

Last Thursday, a 58 year old homeless man was attacked and beaten by a group of young boys aged 9-16. As far as we know, this is the first incident like this in the Valley. Pray that it will be the last. Read the Youngstown Vindicator story here.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Harvest Party

Last week we enjoyed our annual Harvest Party in the Mission dining hall. We do this each year at the end of October as a substitute trick-or-treat for the kids, both young and old. We extend a special thanks to the kind people at Healing Waters Church for supplying the clown, face painting, games and fun.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Another Graduation

This morning the Mission family celebrated with Robin Mackey as she marked the completion of the 1 year Christian Discipleship Program. With almost almost 18 months of sobriety, Robin is an example of how the gospel can change a life.

One of the volunteer study leaders encouraged Robin to attend her church, Kingdom Community Church. "Miss Jeannie" would make the effort to come to the Mission each Sunday to take Robin and others to church. She found a loving congregation who has gathered around her to care for her even after she leaves the Mission. Her pastor, Rev. Rusty Wills, offered words of encouragement to the assembled guests. The ceremony had to be moved from the chapel to the dining hall - a testimony to the impact Robin's testimony has made on so many people.