August 2014 Executive Director Letter

Dear Friends,

Loving your neighbor as yourself is as important as loving God with all your heart, mind and soul. That is what the Bible teaches and that is what we strive to do here at HUM.

One of the places we do that is in our Overnight Guest Services (OGS). Interns in our Spiritual Recovery Program (SRP) care for and love 60 men in our OGS program who are struggling with homelessness. You would be amazed if you could see the level of Christian care your gifts are providing!

I asked the caregivers why our overnight guests choose HUM as a place to spend the night. They said, “We get to really know them, and they feel part of a family”. They also feel safe, they are not around people who get “high” and their possessions don’t get stolen.

When the guests are safe, comfortable, appreciated, and given the time to think and pray, they have opportunity to grow into a new life.

While with us, they consider what they need to do with their lives. Some enter our SRP (see this month’s story). Others find housing, jobs and the necessary encouragement to get out of an old rut and move on.

Your gifts help provide hope for men struggling with homelessness, addiction and mental illness. Thank you so much!

Peace and prayers,
Bob Gehman