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Danny Gokey: Mission In My Words

I know what it’s like to be ashamed of your situation. Embarrassed by your circumstances. Down on your luck and desperate for a chance—any chance—to earn a living and provide for your family. Wh...

A Difference Maker

Over the years, Diane has worked in the kitchen, chopping vegetables and serving meals. “I’m always looking for ways to get more involved,” said Diane. She’s answered phones during the Mission...

Tough Love—You Changed Her Life

“When I was 12 … my step-father tried to do things to me,” said Tia. “Thankfully he didn’t. But my momma stayed with him. I felt like she chose him over me. I lost my sense of self-worth and...

Looking Out The Window

Dennis and his wife Marsha moved to Nashville in February 2016, to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Before that time, Dennis was the assistant pastor of a church in California, where he ...

Mission in My Words—Ted Dekker

I grew up in the jungles of Indonesia, far from any city. My parents were there as missionaries among cannibals who killed and ate our coworkers when I was six years old. My experience may be differen...

The Mission or The Streets

Greg never imagined he would be homeless and living in a shelter. But when some serious medical conditions left him permanently disabled, he realized he didn’t have a lot of options. A friend told h...

A Cold Night

For most of us, the cold blast of winter means layering and bundling up, but for the homeless it can be fatal. Homeless men and women who remain on the street are at risk for a variety of conditions c...

Teens for Jeans

Students from Waverly Central High School in Humphreys County donated 575 jeans at our donation center on December 1st. The students, grades 9-12, organized the jean drive “Teens for Jeans”...

25 Days of Giving

We’re celebrating the holiday season by sharing 25 stories about how lives are transformed at Nashville Rescue Mission when people discover the power of hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and hope f...

It Wouldn’t Be Christmas—A Family Tradition of Blessing Others

If seven is a lucky number, then the Jones family is in for a real treat this Christmas … as this will be their 7th year celebrating Christmas at Nashville Rescue Mission. “The first time I volunt...

Sidewalk Prophets— Mission in My Words

My buddy Ben and I formed our band Sidewalk Prophets 15 years ago while in college at Anderson University back in Indiana. We moved to Nashville ten years ago after signing with Fervent Records/Word E...

No Place Like Home

When La’Tosha’s living situation fell apart, she was devastated. She had no idea what to do or where to go. She wondered; where would their next meal come from, would they ever have a roof over th...

50 Hours of Hope!

Eben, a volunteer at the Mission, turned 50 this year. Instead of having a party, he wanted to do 50 hours of service at Nashville Rescue Mission. Eben completed his final hours on November 26, his bi...

A Thanksgiving Full of Hope

This year’s Thanksgiving celebrations were a beautiful example of this community’s generosity. With your help, we fed 5,000 meals to hungry people in Nashville during the Mission’s ...

Making Memories While Serving Those In Need

For Damon Hininger, volunteering at Nashville Rescue Mission during the Thanksgiving holiday created some meaningful family moments as his wife, children, and in-laws spent the day serving alongside o...

Thanksgiving Hope

At Thanksgiving, many across the country will give thanks for another, plentiful year by sharing an abundant dinner with family and friends. But for the homeless, the holidays can be an intense time o...