Author: Eric Gardner

New Classrooms, Timeless Skills

Our Community Center staff is focused on developing timeless skills in the youth who attend our programs. We call them the seven C’s: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Character, Care,…

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Reflections on Nearly Two Decades at Bethesda

“Why don’t you come and help us at the Mission to fundraise to support the life recovery programs for hurting men, women, and children at this House of Mercy,” and…

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About to Reach the Finish Line

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14). For over 30 years, Bethesda Mission has been building into…

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Renewed in Spirit: Born Twice in Harrisburg

God has been using your support to make an impact on men, women, and children in Harrisburg. Learn how your donations of time and money have directly helped Carl at…

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CIL: Celebrating Christ’s Birth and Work in HBG

Christmas is one of the few holidays that spills over into an entire season. Homes and communities are full of lights; the music on the radio changes. And Christmas is…

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Warm this Winter

Winter poses a serious threat to those living on the streets. Even on comfortable days, nighttime temperatures often dip to around or below freezing. On the worst nights, those exposed…

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Rising from Rubble: Resurrection at Bethesda Mission

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the…

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The Woman at the Gate

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; Give thanks to him and praise his name” (Psalm 100:4). Last year, Jennina came to our Women’s Mission under dire…

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Ready for Business

Dominic first came to the Men’s Mission in 2021 after leaving the PA Psychiatric Institute. He had a difficult childhood, which traumatically affected him. Dominic was not honest at first…

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One Step Closer & One Step Away

On September 13, we removed the datestone from the Shamrock Firehouse and Youth Center and discovered some interesting artifacts. Thank you all so much for your patience as we work…

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