Category: Letters

Together We’ll Go Far

An ancient African proverb says, “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Our guests at Bethesda Mission rely on support from…

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At a Crossroads

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director  Can you pinpoint a time in your life when you came to a crossroads? Did you make the “right” choice? How different would your life have…

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How Effective is Long-Term Recovery?

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director On June 21, Wilbur shared, as he graduated from Bethesda’s long-term recovery program, “I don’t want to go back where I was. I mean, I…

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“Life is starting to look beautiful to me again”

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director Bruce grew up in Philadelphia, the 2nd of 12 children. Both his mom and dad were alcoholics and abusive. In spite of that, “my dad…

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Hope for Mothers

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director Have I ever shared with you the importance of holidays to our guests at the Mission? I’m not just talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas, which…

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Because You Gave

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director You, our donors, nearly 10,000 strong, are prompted by a variety of impressions and motivations causing you to faithfully support God’s amazing work at Bethesda…

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“State of the Mission” 2018

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director The President’s State of the Union address is meant to inspire hope for the citizens of America. Yet while so intended, political posturing, re-election ambitions…

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This Christmas, Give a Gift to Change a Life

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director New birth; new life; counting our blessings; giving wondrous gifts; enjoying fellowship with family and friends. These are all examples of what the Christmas season…

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The Way of the Cross Leads Home

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director Every month an average of 100 men walk up the steps and check in at 611 Reily Street—half are completely new to the Mission; half have…

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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…

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