Changing Lives Through Outreach
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” –John 10:11
Time and time again, I hear a similar phrase. Whether it’s from an A&D Program graduate, a Cornerstone guest, or a staff member, the refrain is similar: “UGM has become my family.” Wow.
Family can be a loaded word, evoking memories often cherished, and sometimes painful. Yet I think, when someone expresses that UGM is their family it’s because they’ve found a community where they feel safe, secure, and loved.
As fall descends upon Vancouver, and Thanksgiving approaches, family is at the forefront of our minds. At UGM, the holidays give us a unique opportunity to connect with guests in family-like settings. Our Outreach team is instrumental in extending this hand up to hope that is essential in the colder months.
You are a part of our family too. Because of you, this fall those who need it will find a place of safety and dignity.
God bless you this Thanksgiving,
William B. Mollard