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Being A Light

Every third Saturday of the month, Neal and a group of volunteers from City on a Hill church arrive at Nashville Rescue Mission ready to serve those in need. For Neal, the desire to serve comes from a...

Mission in My Words: Charles Esten

I grew up in Pittsburgh. While the homeless numbers there are much bigger than here in Nashville, I must say, for the most part, I was shielded from it. I do remember a time when our church hosted a b...

Her Heart’s Desire

Despite her pregnancy and marriage at an early age, Polly was an overcomer. She graduated from high school with honors, attended college on a scholarship, earned her teaching degree, and found a teach...

A Helping Heart of Hope

When Bonnie heard Martin, a guest of the Mission, singing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” in the Mission’s holiday commercial in 2015, it tugged on her heartstrings. So moved by it, Bonnie calle...

Mission in My Words– Dan Boone

I arrived in Nashville in 1970, to attend Trevecca Nazarene University. Our class sponsored chapel services to the homeless and hurting staying at the Mission. After graduating from Trevecca, I attend...

On A Long Road Home

When Paul walked through the doors of Nashville Rescue Mission in December 2014, it was the last place he ever expected to find himself. Despite growing up in a somewhat challenging environment, Paul ...

Boogie Woogie Jesus Project

Dave first learned of Nashville Rescue Mission through Michael Del Giorno, talk radio host on 99.7 WTN. “I guess you could say Michael is an admirer of our work, as much as we are admirers of his,...

You Make Dreams Come True

“I was 17 years old when my mom died,” said Tanisha. “I pretty much grew up without any parents. My mom was a drug addict, and my dad was never in the picture. Shortly after my mom died, I gave ...

Mo Pitney: Mission in My Words

Even though it was all around me, faith wasn’t something I inherited from my family. Despite never doubting I was a Christian, at the age of 22, I realized I had no idea what it meant to have a rela...

Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

“There are a few rules I try to live by. One is that you should always treat others the way you want to be treated. The Lord tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves. So who is my neighbor? It co...

Mission in My Words: Chris Tomlin

Growing up in the small town of Grand Saline, Texas, I never would have imagined my love for music would one day take me around the world. Through the many different people I have met and cultures I h...

What does Thanksgiving Mean to You?

What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Is your first thought of a plate pilled high with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie? Is it of family near and far that will gather t...

Guitars and Glory

When your day builds up and your loving cup Is as empty as they way you feel inside No it won’t come back till you change your act Do a turn around and get a handle on your life   If there ever wer...

Soles + Souls

On Tuesday, October 11, team members of Soles4Souls, a non-profit that fights poverty by providing shoes and clothing to those in need, joined hands with Nashville Rescue Mission to give men at our fa...

Spreading Thankfulness

It started with an envelope. “My momma only gave to two organizations—one of them was Nashville Rescue Mission,” said Kristy. “Growing up, I remember seeing the envelopes. I asked her about th...

Mission in My Words—Beth Harwell

Over the years, my family has always been aware of Nashville Rescue Mission. But to understand their true impact on our community—you must see it for yourself. Two years ago, my family took what the...