I am writing to you today with a heavy heart and an urgent request for help. I know that you generously support our ministry and I would not be asking for more help if the need was not critical. The fact is that our current income is not meeting our expenses due to increased demand for our services.
For 58 years, we have made every effort to be cost-efficient and wise with what God gives us, but we are currently serving more homeless men, women and children than we did last year. Every day, we have over 400 homeless men, women and children depending on us for safe shelter, meals and assistance. Additionally, we have 30 veterans staying in the Veterans Ministry Program, more than 40 men and women in our New Life Recovery Program and over 50 children in our Kids Program.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
A future and a hope. I believe that God can bring the reality of Jeremiah 29:11 to our guests and I believe that He wants to use us to do it. If all we did was provide meals and shelter, our income might be adequate. However, as you know, our goal is to see people free from homelessness and addiction, not to simply sustain them in misery. With that end in mind, we offer mental health care, job search assistance, counseling and addiction rehabilitation – all with the love and life-changing message of Christ.
This coordinated effort is seeing real results in the lives of our guests and, last year, over 400 men and women
moved from our shelters into independent living. But, with a current budget shortfall of $350,000, I need the help of EVERYONE reading this to assist us to continue to serve homeless and needy men, women and children in our community. Please consider donating to your Rescue Mission today.
Thank you and God bless you!
In His Service,
Rev. Bill Roscoe
P.S. Please send help as soon as possible! It’s as easy as returning your check or credit card information in the enclosed envelope or visiting our website, BoiseRM.org/UrgentNeed. And, by the way, if you are a prayer partner of BRMM – a DOUBLE thank you to you!