Today I made the very difficult decision to close our Lighthouse facility in Nampa down temporarily. With a number of staff members out with COVID-19 as well as other illnesses, we do not have the means to staff both of our men’s facilities. The Lighthouse serves a smaller number of people than River of Life, so it is the logical place to shut down temporarily.
Our Mission staff will transfer all of the men staying at the Lighthouse to River of Life today. Our current plan is to keep the Lighthouse closed until January 1st, 2021. Reopening the facility will be contingent on our ability to staff both facilities adequately. We will transport anyone who comes to the Lighthouse in the meantime to River of Life.
Thank you for your continued support of the Mission during this extraordinarily difficult time. I also cannot say “thanks” enough to all of our staff, and especially those on the front lines in Guest Services, where overtime is the norm and personal sacrifice is routine. I am so very proud to serve with all of you and thank God for your dedication.
A couple passages from Scripture are on my mind at the moment:
The Apostle Paul wrote, “We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body.” – 2 Corinthians 4:8-12
Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find.” – Matthew 7:7
Please join us as people of prayer and faith. We will not be crushed; God hears our heart’s cry.
God bless you all,
Lighthouse Men’s Shelter in Nampa, ID
The Lighthouse continues to be a place of refuge for individuals throughout the Treasure Valley area, offering meals to community members and shelter for homeless, addicted, and struggling men. As part of Boise Rescue Mission Ministries, our goal at the Lighthouse is to be a light to the needy in our community.
Additional services we provide to homeless men in Nampa include:
- Work-search assistance
- Mental health counseling
- New Life Program (Addiction recovery)
- Veterans Ministry Program
Liberty Veterans Garden at Lighthouse
Lighthouse is home to this therapeutic garden built specifically to honor our veterans.
304 16th Ave. North
Nampa, ID 83687
Email: [email protected]
The Lighthouse Rescue Mission is a ministry of Boise Rescue Mission Ministries. Located in Nampa, ID on 16th Ave., this shelter serves homeless men across the Treasure Valley area.