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Alexxa

Alexxa moved to Denver from Phoenix more than four years ago to follow a boy who eventually became her husband. But Denver had more in store for her than a man (Awwww!). She feels there’s no other explanation for her employment at the Mission, except for God’s guidance. Alexxa started as the Public Relations Coordinator and became Director in July 2011. Her favorite part of her job is the people; she loves the staff, program participants, interns and volunteers. She has spent the last four years making everyone smile and spreading the Mission’s heart to the masses. She also fills the hall with laughter, loud laughter. If she could be any celebrity, it would be Bill Gates because he uses his great power with great responsibility. She hates night lights, kind-of likes spin class and loves anything coconut. Also? She was supposed to be a boy named Alex.

A different graduation.

When you think about your moments as a ‘graduate’ various memories might pop up. Images of caps, gowns, diplomas, camera flashes, hugs, tears, smiles…you get the picture. Not everyone has the same experience.

Graduates of the New Life Program are given more than a cap and gown and more than a piece of paper. They are given another chance at life. Anthony says it best in the video you are about to watch, “I needed a second chance or a third chance or a fourth chance.”

They are smiling, crying, hoping, and praying as they graduate the New Life Program. The three men you are about to meet display incredible strength in remaining sober, self-sufficient and part of their community. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

 

St. Rose 7th Graders Get An A+

Walking into the gym at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy, I felt like a celeb.

The 7th graders greeted me with warm smiles and firm handshakes. Within seconds I noticed my name on the wall and my co-worker Aneta’s too. They had interviewed both of us over the phone months prior and wrote a paragraph about why we work with the homeless. Even my chair had my name on it! I sat next to other people who care for the homeless during a panel discussion for students, parents and teachers.

St. Rose students giving their presentation.

St. Rose Road Home was a year-long project for these students. They contacted numerous agencies working with the homeless, did hours of research and produced a pretty cool video. I commend these students and their teachers for diving into a tough issue. Something that is probably hard for a 12 or 13 year old to understand. But they nailed it! Thank you for including Denver Rescue Mission in your project and truly caring about the homeless men, women and children in our community. 

St. Rose students drawing.

St. Rose students drawing.

They also prayed a rosary over the homeless.

They also prayed a rosary over the homeless.

On this land…

Last week, our Denver Rescue Mission family gathered in prayer to dedicate new land.

The sun was shining bright as we prayed, shovels dug new ground, we honored those who came before us on the land, and prayed some more.

“There have been a lot of people over the years who have prayed in this land, on this land, over this land,” Brad Meuli, President/CEO said.

IMG_2451 DedicationThis may be just a piece of land or eventually just a building to someone walking through the neighborhood, but to us it’s a place where we will minister to the tired, hungry, weak, and weary people of our community. Most important, our employees will serve the Lord here.

The new Administration and Education Building will begin construction soon and be complete by early 2015. Join us in prayer for the future of this place. And, check out this video from the dedication!