March 2012 Prayers for Portland Rescue Mission “I know how to live when I am poor, and I know how to live when I have plenty. I have learned the secret of being happy at any time in everything that happens, when I have enough to eat and when I go hungry, when I have more than I need and when I do not have enough. I can do all things through Christ, because He gives me strength.” —Philippians 4:12–13 (New Century Version) We added a second Car Sales and Donations site last year, Prayer Focus for March March 1–3 which increased our services to the west side of Portland, We’re excited about the new but it’s been challenging to maintain a full supply of vehicles. weekend lunch service at our Please pray for an abundance of vehicle donations. Pray for God to move people to support the Mission in this creative way. Burnside Shelter! This service provides more than 300 meals Pray also for our staff as they go through shifts in job descriptions. to men and women each Please pray for our Outreach team as they work with eight weekend, at a time when many March 4–10 volunteer homeless guests to run the Burnside Shelter activities other agencies do not serve each night. This opportunity opens up relationships with these meals. Please pray that the lives men as they help in the dining room and prepare our shelter of our homeless guests would space in exchange for an overnight bed. Pray that God would be reached in a positive way reveal His goodness to the men as they work with us. through this new endeavor. The Children’s Center at Shepherd’s Door is a ministry to March 11–17 greater Portland. Please pray for our community families— people who use the Children’s Center for childcare—this week. Some parents struggle with addiction, others have financial challenges, and some of the children face learning difficulties. While our recovery residents’ children have special needs, our community children need just as much attention to develop in a healthy way. Pray for their spiritual and physical growth and for the stability of their families. Last month, we welcomed three New Life Recovery Ministry March 18–24 graduates into the GRAD Ministry, a year long job-training The new meal service meets a tangible need, and it opens the door to more relationships opportunity. Praise God for His provision! Please pray that with homeless guests at our Burnside Shelter. our GRADs would adjust to a new schedule, work well with staff and volunteers, and feel challenged and rewarded in their ministry alongside staff and volunteers. Pray also for the staff member who leads the GRAD Ministry. As he juggles many work obligations, we pray that his work with our GRADs would be focused and fruitful. On Sunday, five men will graduate from New Life Recovery Ministry. Praise God for His work in their March 25–31 lives! Pray for their steps of faith to move into the next season of life. Pray especially that they would rely on God as well as their church and families as they pursue work and integrate into the community. As always, we pray for our staff’s service to homeless guests and recovery residents. Please pray for our staff’s growth in faith, wisdom, patience and compassion as they seek to fulfill God’s call on their lives. We’d like to pray for you! Send prayer requests to Prayer@PDXMission.org, call 503-MISSION (647-7466) or mail it to us at P.O. Box 3713, Portland, OR 97208-3713. Check out our website at www.PortlandRescueMission.org for more current events and prayer opportunities. March 2012 Board of Directors and Staff Board of Directors Darlene Crawford, Night Ministry Team Todd Sheaffer, Chair Wendy Gerkman, Night Ministry Team David Dannemiller, Vice Chair Megan Gornick, Night Ministry Team Kathy Anfuso, Secretary Katherine Kalpakis, Night Ministry Team Janine Schulwitz, Treasurer Greg McWade Erin Fowler, Night Ministry Team Answered Prayers Merrit Quarum, M.D. Children’s Center at Shepherd’s Door Nancy Singleterry, Children’s Center Manager Steve Stratos Kelly Huck, Children’s Center Sub-Director / Teacher Executive Staff Tabitha Sheeder, Eric Bauer, Executive Director Children’s Center Sub-Director / Teacher Bill Meadowcroft, Chief Operating Officer Andrea Benson, Children’s Center Teacher Bill Miller, Director of Development Ministry Tiffany Braman, Children’s Center Teacher George Vaughan, Director of Partnership Ministry Kelsey Fong, Children’s Center Teacher Erin Holcomb, Executive Assistant Forrest Johnson, Children’s Center Teacher Abigail Liezen, Children’s Center Teacher Outreach Ministry Katelyn Polivchak, Children’s Center Teacher The Mission received a high honor Timothy Desper, Guest Services Manager for its effectiveness. June Cassell, Administrative Assistant Partnership Ministry Daniel Roby, Outreach Chaplain Jan Marshall, Senior Ministry Specialist Samuel Nagel, Evening Outreach Specialist Holly Hummel, Group Involvement Specialist Charity Navigator, a Sean Dinno, Night Ministry Team Dallas Lange, Community Partnership Chaplain Austin Easley, Night Ministry Team Justin McMahan, Community Partnership Coordinator third-party evaluator Sally Pella, Reception / Partnership Associate Ukiah Hawkins, Night Ministry Team Mark Johnson, Night Ministry Team Dan Williams, Volunteer Involvement Specialist of nonprofits, has Justin Spahn, Night Ministry Team Justin Modrell, Weekend Outreach Team Open, Ministry Communications Specialist given Portland Rescue Development Ministry Paul Moffatt, Weekend Outreach Team Kent Factora, Video / Audio Producer Mission a 4-star rating! Christopher Hall, Warehouse Inventory Associate Men’s Ministry Brian Merrell, Community Relations / Media Specialist Nathan Smith, Creative Lead / New Media Specialist One recovery resident J. R. Baker, Senior Chaplain Operations returned from the Dominic Abaria, Administrative Associate John Boehm, Resident Advocate / Intake Specialist Howard Andrews, IT Specialist Rick Franklin, Database Specialist hospital last month Jim Bradley, Next Step Counselor Kevin Bradley, Learning Center Manager Alissa Goble, Staff Ministry Manager from surgery, and he Josh Hodney, Gifts Processing Associate John Dominguez, Discovery Specialist Bob Rapp, Recovery Chaplain Michael Marcello, Gifts Processing Specialist is healing well. Charles Romanic, Recovery Team Manager Ted Wachsmuth, Food Services Coordinator Kathy McClung, Accounting Specialist JonMarie Purvis, Accounting Manager A Shepherd’s Door Open, Recovery Chaplain Reid Stady, Staff Ministry Associate Dave Whiting, Burnside Operations Manager resident who left the Women’s Ministry Car Sales and Donations ministry in 2011 has Open, Manager of Shepherd’s Door Kay Askey, Life Skills Manager Dick Osborne, Manager Jon Anderson, Service Lead returned to pursue Kathleen Bradley, Recovery Team Manager Bobbie Braker, Recovery Counselor Gary Abraham, Records / Sales recovery again! Victor Armendariz, Sales Lindsay Chang, Life Skills Specialist Carolyn Thompson, Recovery Specialist Jim Cooper, Sales Our expansion and Ruth Cooper, Administrative Lead Hannah Hayes, Administrative Associate Bethany Hewitt, Lead Resident Advocate Luis Hernandez, Detail Technician remodel of Next Step Chris Jensen, Home Life Specialist Taylor Holcomb, Mechanic Troy Williams, Sales men’s recovery site Christine Kan, Resident Advocate Rebecca Long, Kitchen Manager Vocational Ministry starts April 1! Crystal Strickler, Discovery Specialist Marty Sturdivant, Chaplain Tom Lister, Manager of Vocational Ministry Dave Ketah, Maintenance Manager Praise God! Linda Trier, Part-Time Nurse Father, please grant the Portland Rescue Mission board and staff wisdom and compassion as they work with hurting, homeless men, women and children of our city.
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