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Digging Deeper: Reflections from Women’s Mission guests after retreat at Sandy Cove

“What a blessing to see women who hunger for the Lord to be amidst other women whose desire is to glorify Jesus in everything that they do. And to watch the Lord, through His infinite love and care, tend to each and every need of those that worship Him.” -Shelley Brooks, Director “I witnessed women…

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Fireproofed Community Center 75% There!

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director The book of Daniel tells the story of three youths in the fiery furnace. Because of their faith in God, those three boys from Israel were shielded from the flames that were meant to destroy them! An angel of the Lord stood beside the three and prevented the fire from harming them. This…

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Jesus is the Conductor of My Life

by Robert R., Men’s Mission Guest I had hit a brick wall in my life. I was in the hospital for two and a half months and couldn’t work anymore. I was broke and had nowhere to go; bills, medications and other expenses wiped me out financially. I was always self sufficient and worked hard…

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Staff Spotlight: Cecil McCray

STAFF SPOTLIGHT Cecil McCray, Manager of Mission Services How long have you worked at Bethesda Mission and in what role(s)? I have worked at the Mission since 2009 on staff as an employee, but I was also a guest here. I got started doing overnight sign up [part-time], and I worked alongside of Anthony Royster…

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Mobilizing God’s Talents

by Shayna Landis, Development & Communications Intern  Sitting in Bethesda’s state-of-the-art Dental Clinic that was built in 2014, Dr. Brice Arndt leaned back and reflected on his experiences as a volunteer dentist. “Here, in all respects, is God’s House,” He said. “All you have to do is walk through the doors and you can sense…

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Where I’m Supposed To Be

by Katie Andreano, Manager of Communications Amid partially unpacked boxes, Anjanette sat on a light brown armchair in the middle of her new one-room apartment in rural PA. The drive up to visit her had felt further away from Harrisburg than it really was – the tree-lined, winding roads through small towns and wooded mountains made…

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Changing and Becoming

by Serina Brown, Community Center Director  Life at the Community Center is constantly filled with changes.  Having children and youth in your life is to know and understand that change is required.  Emotions shift, attitudes change, and hope fluctuates. But the beauty of all this change is the opportunities we have to see what will come…

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Thank You for Fireproofing a Life!

This article first appeared in the October 2018 edition of Bethesda’s “New Life” Newsletter. In mid-August, Bethesda Mission launched a capital campaign – “Fireproof A Life” – to raise $800,000 by the end of 2018 in order to fund Phase II of the Community Center expansion project. Donations from individuals, churches, and businesses continue to…

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Amy Inch, Women’s Mission

1. How long have you worked at Bethesda Mission and in what role(s)? I’ve been at Bethesda Women’s Mission since March 2013, and I’ve been serving in the roles of House Supervisor, and Case Manager. 2.     What were you doing before Bethesda? Before Bethesda, I was working as an office manager. 3. What inspires…

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Aftercare and Relapse

by Doug Barger, Director of Client Aftercare One of the most important aspects of the program that is offered at the Men’s Mission is the aftercare program. The aftercare program begins when a man completes and graduates the Helmsman recovery program. Once completion takes place, a program graduate is offered an additional six-month program commitment…

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