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Defining Service

Service—sometimes it refers to a military commitment. Other times it describes the action of helping others. For at least one Navy Chief, it means both. Chief Information Systems Technician Heather ...

Mission In My Words—Allee-Sutton Hethcoat

It was 1996 and I was attending school at Grassland Elementary. Tornadoes hit our area pretty hard. Burdened with the desire to help those in need, I started a canned food drive. I wanted to help and ...

Made In His Image

As an only child, Norman didn’t have many friends. “I didn’t understand how to make friends,” recalled Norman. “I was home alone a lot. I would walk out the front door and invite people into...

Mission in My Words- JJ Heller

My husband Dave and I have been on tour with contemporary Christian artist Josh Wilson and his cousin and drummer, Chris Wilson. Chris used to work at Nashville Rescue Mission, and Josh has performed ...

Good From Grief

“I first got involved with Nashville Rescue Mission through my friend Kelly Putty,” said Carol. “We attended church together, and I had volunteered to help with a Fall Festival at the Mission th...

A God-Sized Dream

Chelsie’s childhood was far from idyllic. By 13, she was drinking and using drugs. At 17, she was kicked out of school for selling pills. Despite attending an alternative school, Chelsie graduated i...

What A View

In a city filled with cranes, it’s no question the landscape of Nashville is changing. With each new high-rise building that goes up, there are more opportunities to see a new view of Nashville. Suc...

Mission in My Words: Chef Max

From my home country of Switzerland to Nashville, Tennessee–I have encountered homeless people in every city. Homelessness transcends international borders. I was living in Montreal, Canada, whe...

Easter Hope

Jesus Christ is our hope. (1 Tim 1:1) The power He has to change a life is seen on a daily basis at the Mission. When a homeless man prays for the first time, when a hurting woman invites Him into the...

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,...