November 2012 Posts

It’s more than a turkey…

For most of us, the holidays are a stressful time: full of activities, shopping for gifts, cooking large meals and lots of family time. But for Denver’s needy, the stress is far more than what most of us can imagine. Sometimes a daily meal is difficult to find, let alone a holiday feast. This is where Denver Rescue Mission tries to alleviate some pressure.

We provide more than 136,000 meals throughout the holiday season, most of which involve a turkey. We have gotten requests for 18,000 turkeys this year. There are only 500 in our freezers. Our community is the only way we can deliver a true Thanksgiving meal to these thousands of families. We need your help. Please consider donating a turkey today. It will change someone’s holiday.

Provide hope this season!

{written by, Rachel Greiman. DRM Writer/Editor}





I want to see people’s lives changed

What’s my anything? What is something I want more of? What has God planted in my heart? [in response to the last post:]

I want more than anything is to be able to look back at my life and see that I have loved people well, that I have embraced the other even when it took every ounce of my being to do so. Something I want more of is to see people’s lives changed, not from political policies or governments doing the change, but from the change that comes from experiencing true love.

God has planted on my heart to help, love, and struggle with others in community. The one phrase that jumped out at me immediately was ”I want to be taught by those I teach.” I hope that in my position here at the mission I will do just that. That falls in with helping, loving, and struggling with others and I believe it is something we forget we need.