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“When I first got to the Mission it was the last place I wanted to be and I didn’t want to stay. Now, after 5 months, it feels like home and I don’t want to leave. But I know that God opened the door for me to come here, and when the time is right, He will open the door for me to leave”
Residents come to us from all walks of life. It is not uncommon to have someone in recovery from heroin, alcoholism, or pills check in on the same day as someone suffering from untreated mental illness, or someone who has a lifetime of chronic bad choices. Young men who have aged out of foster care and have no family and elderly women struggling to make ends meet share the same fate: homelessness.
When they walk through the door, they are all broken and lost. Many have given up any hope of a better life and simply see the Mission as somewhere they have to be because all other bridges have been burned. It is at this moment, at their lowest point, that we are able to reach into their darkness and share the light of Hope. The Hope we share is eternal and dispels any darkness. It is the Hope that comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
But serving the community is not only sharing the love of Christ through words, but by being the hands and feet of Christ as well. This means teaching classes about Biblical truths, budgeting skills, stress coping mechanisms, or health and personal hygiene. It means preparing and serving meals, sorting through clothing and shelving perishable goods. It means one-on-one mentoring, or simply taking the time to pray with someone in need. Serving the hungry and homeless who come through our doors, is a monumental task that cannot be done by Mission staff alone.
Won’t you join us in being a blessing to those in need? There are many ways to partner with the Mission in our ministry: volunteer to serve a meal or sort donations, teach a class or begin a mentorship with a resident, donate food or clothing, or become a financial partner. Each hour spent volunteering and every dollar given makes an impact. Will you take that step today to become a partner in providing hope to the hopeless?
“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you who HOPE in the Lord.” Psalm 31:24
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kind, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its
work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
I read recently that the average attention span for the notoriously ill-focused goldfish is nine seconds. But, according to a study from Microsoft, people now generally lose concentration after eight seconds. The study states that this is down from 12 seconds in 2000 and highlights the effects of an increasingly digitalized lifestyle on the brain. Those who work in the mission field says it takes 3-6 months to make any real change and most missions have found that six months seems to be the optimal time for a recovery program.
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Sheltering the homeless since 1934.
510 West Main Cross
The City Mission of Findlay is a proud member of the following organizations:
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Findlay Hancock Chamber of Commerce, and The Better Business Bureau
*The pictures and names of the homeless, unless specifically noted, are not of local homeless people.
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.