Month: September 2017

A Life Transformed to Help Others

by Don Koch, Director of Social Services My name is Don Koch, Director of Social Services. I can relate to a lot of the men at the Mission, as I too was once homeless, addicted, and felt hopeless. I grew up in a dysfunctional and abusive home. I was an angry, hurt, and scared young…

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Staff Spotlight: Stephanie Diehl

How long have you worked at Bethesda Mission and in what role(s)? I worked for the Women’s Mission as a House Supervisor for a small amount of time during college, then moved over to the Community Center, where I have worked the past 2 years as the Teen Program Coordinator (our 8th through 12th grade…

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Filling the Storehouse

by Zachary Kinard, Director of Outreach Ministries It’s not much of a stretch to draw comparisons between the storehouses of ancient times and the Outreach warehouse space that provides storage for the food donations that the Mission receives throughout the year. Like the cycle of growing seasons, many of the staple food items at the…

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From Suffering to Renewal

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts to us in our pain.” –CS Lewis Suffering is a painful, but universal fact of life. We all have or will experience suffering – Christ affirms this truth plainly: “In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I…

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