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When you really need help, they`re here!
Faith Mission
Faith Action
O F E L K H A R T, I N C .
IN
A Newsletter from Faith Mission of Elkhart
Summer
2014
801 Benham Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46516
Turning Faith
into Action
Dear Mr. Sample,
Philippians 4:13 says, “I
can do all things through
Him who gives me strength.”
Many people interpret this
to mean that God will never
give us more than we can
handle. But I’ve got to tell
you, so far 2014 has been a
mighty challenge!
Just four months ago, we
were struggling through some
of the worst winter weather
we’ve ever experienced.
The strain on our resources
was nearly overwhelming as
we tried to make sure that
as many men, women and
children as possible were fed,
sheltered, clothed and kept
out of the bitter cold.
Now, we’re facing summer
– when donations almost
always drop way down, but
when just as many people
really need help and support.
I believe God and His
grace will see us through. But
I also need you to be one of
our partners who steps up
and helps us turn faith into
action!
Ross Swihart
Executive Director
“When you
really need
help, they’re
here!”
T
hings were going well for Reginald.
He had a family, a home, “a pretty
good life.” Then, suddenly, his finances
fell apart. “I lost my job, my house, and
my car,” he says.
Reginald tried to find work, but to
no avail. Without a place to live, his
family returned to their home state of
New York, while Reginald remained in
Elkhart, hoping to put the pieces back
together.
His family had visited Faith
Mission for meals in the past, so he
knew it was the place to find help.
“I have never seen a place like this
where you can get room and board,
food every day, free laundry, clothes,
help with your addiction, free banking
advice,” he says. “They can help you
get insurance…medicine… housing—
almost anything.”
YES, Ross, you can count on me to
provide meals and care for hungry,
homeless people this summer.
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$BB.BB to feed and care for BB people
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$______ to feed and care for as many as possible
Sample A. Sample
1234 Main Street
P.O. Box 12345
Anytown, ST 12345
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Settled in at the Mission, Reginald
is now eating regular meals, washing
dishes five hours a day, and taking
advantage of financial training. “It
taught me how to manage money,” he
says. “You think you have it, but then
it’s gone.”
Reginald has also grown spiritually
through attending the Mission’s daily
chapels. “They’ve got good spiritual
balance,” he says. “I see life differently.
I take it as it comes instead of worrying
about things too much.”
Reginald is saving money so that
he can go to New York to be with his
family, or bring them back to Elkhart.
Either way, he plans to stay in touch
with the Mission. “This place is like
an oasis…It’s changed my life for the
better,” he says. “If you really want
help, the Mission can help you…They
are good people.”
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Donate online at www.theFaithMission.org,
or call (574) 293-3406.
Faith Mission of Elkhart
P.O. Box 1728
Elkhart, IN 46515-1728
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This month,
your gift will
help provide:
Mission
Minutes on
PULSE FM
16,667 meals
9,000 nights of
shelter
Our guests may not see
your face, but your presence
is felt each and every day.
THANK YOU!
S
et your dial on 96.9/92.1FM every Friday morning between 10 and 10:30 to
hear Executive Director Ross Swihart’s inspirational Mission Minute.
To listen to past Mission Minutes, visit our website at www.theFaithMission.org.
The turkeys are coming…
the turkeys are coming!
Got game?
Culling the
herd?
I
f you are a hunter who
would like to donate a
deer or a farmer about to get
rid of livestock, the Mission
would be grateful for your
donations. Call Mike at (574)
293-3406, ext. 105 to find
out how to get the processing
done for free!
Cleaning out
your closets
or garage?
G
ently used clothing,
furniture, household
items, tools, toys and bikes
are always welcome at the
Faith Mission Thrift Store.
Your donations not only
raise money to provide food,
shelter and care, but provide
work experience for men
and women in our recovery
programs. And, you get a tax
deduction!
Drop off donations at
1017 South Main Street in
Elkhart. Or call (574) 5220477 to arrange a pick-up.
A
n early reminder to mark Thanksgiving Day,
Thursday, Nov. 27 for Faith Mission’s 6th annual
Turkey Stampede through downtown Elkhart.
Get your family and friends together and move your
feet so others can eat.
Summer Needs List
Please help neighbors in
need by donating:
Styrofoam Cups
Foam Plates
Plastic Silver ware
Foam Bowls
Juice
Orange Juice/Fruit
Coffee
Creamer
Eggs
Meat
& Fruit
Canned Vegetables
Pow dere d Milk
Sugar
Drop off donations at the Mission at 801 N. Benham Ave., Elkhart.
For more information, call Kerry at (574) 293-3406, ext. 112,
or e-mail [email protected]
Help serve 52,000
meals in 90 days
52,000
!
35,000
Clearance Special
50%
Off
All Clothing
(Excludes all other promotions)
!
Coupon Expires July 15, 2014
20,000
Summer Sale
25% Off
All Furniture & Appliances
(Excludes mattress sets)
Coupon Expires July 15, 2014
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Salt/Pepper Packet
Dish Detergent
-Gra de
55-Gal. Construction
Trash Bags
To ilet Paper
Deodorant
Disposable
Razors
To othbrushes
30 days
60 days
90 days
Hungry, homeless men, women
and children need your help and
support this summer.
In just 90 days, Faith Mission will
serve more than 52,000 meals, and
provide the shelter, care and spiritual
healing that will change the lives of
those who come to us for help.
Your support is vital if we are to
meet this challenge. Please send a gift
today in the enclosed envelope. Or
provide immediate help by making your
gift online at theFaithMission.org.

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