We’re glad you are here! Since 1938 the Union Gospel Mission of Grays Harbor has been working with the Grays Harbor Community to bring real solutions to the Homeless and Hurting.
You will find lots of great information on this site, and ways to be involved in this important work.
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From the Executive Director
Ah, it’s spring! From November until April I can’t wait for spring, baseball starts, the hope for nicer weather, starting to think about vacation. But I think the best part of spring is watching trees and plants that looked dead with no leaves begin to turn green. The grass begins to grow and everything seems to come to life.
I use to live in Yelm on the prairie and during winter the pasture would turn brown. It was a pain because I had to buy hay to feed our horses until the grass turned green again. One year our neighbor was saying my pasture was all dead and wanting to know if I was going to plow and replant it. I told him in another month or so it would all be green. He was amazed as he watched the transference from seemingly death to life.
It’s kind of like here at the Mission and Friendship House, people say look at those people they are “dead” what are you going to do with them? I tell them just watch, their just dormant, they‘ll come to life. The longer they are with us we see them come to life and begin to develop personalities they didn’t have and begin to control their emotions.
Some become Christians and join the New Foundation Program then we really see them begin to flourish as they are being discipled and mentored. They begin to rebuild relationships with their parents and husbands or wives and children. They want to become a productive part of society. It is really fun to watch as they begin to turn “green” and come to life.
Power In Prayer
Prayer is a very important part of any ministry. Without prayer and the work of God going on the Mission and Friendship House would become like any other social service. With the prayer of God’s people we will be able to continue to meet the physical and spiritual needs, providing hope, and giving a new start to many lives.
The Mission has included a place for your prayer requests HERE. If you submit a prayer request, during our staff meeting we will pray for you. As you send us your needs we will list them and seek God on your behalf.
Today I would like to invite you to sign up to be a prayer partner for the Mission and Friendship House. CLICK HERE to sign up to be a Prayer Partner. We are requesting your prayers for this work and on a regular basis we will send an e-letter advising you of the needs that you can help us pray for.
Thanks so much,
– Gary Rowell
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