February 24, 2018

Lewis County Gospel Mission

Mission Statement: Glorify God by meeting spiritual and physical needs of the homeless and needy in Lewis County.

Lewis County Gospel Mission (LCGM) helps meet the needs of hurting people and transforming lives by exercising the love of Jesus Christ in the Lewis County Gospel Mission facility and the Lewis County Jail.

Our goal is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, provide Christian fellowship, provide for physical needs and to work together with churches and organizations in Lewis County, Washington.

Director’s Note

(Today’s C H I L L acrostic provided by John Ashmen, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions)

Whenever there is a significant C H I L L in the air:

C – Check on homeless people, as long as you feel reasonably safe doing so. Look them in the eyes and try to get them to respond verbally. Make sure they are doing okay and not exhibiting signs of hypothermia.

H – Help them get or stay warm by providing things like stocking caps, gloves, warm socks, or blankets. Load up on such items at a bargain store ahead of inclement weather and carry them in the trunk of your car for times like these.

I – Inform the police or the local emergency medical assistance unit right away if you think the person is struggling physically because of the weather. If the city has established a hotline for such situations, call that number. And definitely follow up to make sure the person received attention.

L L – Make the well-being of homeless people a labor of love by engaging with your local mission. Learn the various ways you can volunteer, especially when the temperatures drop. Regularly donate to the mission so they have the funds to care for those who are our most vulnerable neighbors. Monthly donors are what keep missions operating.

– Fay Ternan

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you cam to visit me” (Matthew 25:35, 36).

Serving God’s love to the homeless and needy of Lewis County.