A Good Reason to be Thankful

Larry is a vet who I met on the street with a sign and a cup looking for hand outs. Deed and Truth has since created a labor of love so he doesn’t have to beg for his rent anymore. Thanks to your generous support of Deed and Truth we were able to create a volunteer job for Larry at his church where he cleans the church offices as a service to the church. In return for his efforts Deed and Truth pays his meager rent and some groceries. Larry with Pastor Kevin in his office. The church is happy to have Larry more engaged in the church community as he is feeling like he belongs through his service. You can tell that Larry also is feeling more connected to God by seeing this as his reasonable ac

A Big Small Group

Community is important to recovery and discipleship. When we discussed starting a small group we anticipated 6-8 guys showing up. Boy, were we surprised... Deed and Truth is sponsoring a new URM men’s study group that began early October. It’s being facilitated by a volunteer, Fernando Gottardi, from San Clemente, with roots in Pacific Coast Church’s early work with the Union Rescue Mission.The study started with the Francis Chan seven part Basic series covering topics on Fearing God, Following Jesus, the Holy Spirit and other critical lessons. The study group’s focus was originally aimed at capturing men in the URM who are approaching graduation and following alongside of them as they reint

Band of Brothers

The Band of Brothers is a Rescue Mission Alumni Association that Deed and Truth has organized and sustains. It’s function is to help mission graduates stay in healthy community and help serve others. November is movie month. I wanted to highlight two small acts of brotherhood that took place at the end of this week’s event. We have been having difficulty getting enough transportation to get the men to off-site events so I’ve been relying on the guys who have vehicles to help. Hector volunteered to drive. After the movie I thanked Hector and shook hands with a $20 bill to give him for gas. $20 to a man who has very little is a lot of money. Hector graciously thanked me… right before he gave i

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