Category: Letters

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 Mission. Consistently, the underlying theme for your giving is the impact of changing the lives of hurting men, women, and children. So, through the eyes of…

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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 and long term differences among both parties across the aisle make it so difficult to discern what is truth, and what is best for this…

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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 can mean to many of us. But you know the other side of the story; the one we see daily of lives seemingly destroyed by…

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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 been connected previously in some way. Each man has a different story, but all of them are at the end of their rope and in…

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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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Stories from the Dental Clinic

Jose came to the Mission in severe pain. He was homeless, yet employed at the racetrack when an accident with one of the horses occurred. Jose’s arm was broken at the elbow and his teeth were in bad need of repair. Tony was in his late twenties and three weeks away from graduating Salvation Army’s…

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Our Prevention Strategy

I would be a rich man if I had $100 for every time someone asked something like, “It’s great that Bethesda Mission helps so many men and women recover from homelessness, addictions, and abuse, but what are you doing to prevent the problem?” Bethesda Mission obviously spends a lot of time and money treating those…

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Building Projects on the Horizon

Two years ago we were peering into the next 3-5 years, facing crucial decisions and wonderful opportunities to provide expanded and restored facilities for our men, women and children. As we have been reporting, the demand for our services is growing significantly. God has been leading us to determine the most effective approaches, and during…

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