402-362-0127 info@lwrmyork.org



Ted Pearson
Executive Director
Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission
Dear Friend of Rescue Ministry,
In the past I have heard many brothers and sisters in Christ say, “I wish I had known there was a need.” I appreciate that comment because as a Christian leader I find it very difficult to say, “We have a pressing need.” Every year we have received the money that we needed. It is when we have the money needed (cash flow) that has historically been the problem. This year is no different. Only twice have I ever had to tell the ministry team their paychecks would be late.
We are in a period of very tight, soon to be followed by, negative cash flow. With no operating line of credit, we are trusting in and asking for God’s help. We are letting you know there is a need. Our budget requires $1,620 a day every day of the year.
God has been and is so good to me through you. The past 17 years of ministry have been such a joy as you have given so unselfishly. It is hard for me to ask you, but would you please consider an extra gift this year to help us out until October? The other thing you can help with is prayer. Pray for the Lord’s provision of cash flow.
He said to cast all of our cares on Him. We are.
Chaplain Ted
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5:6-11
(January through May are actual numbers; the remainder are based on budgeted numbers)
January – $57,455
February – $50,635
March – $42,260
April – $24,531
May – $22,519
June – $1,064
July – $1,390
August – (-$4,666)
September – (-$22,028)
October – (-$695)
November – $22,011
December – $80,386
Each year we start out with a cash reserve to be able to cash flow. This year we are facing a cash flow problem starting in July and going through October. We enter each year with a cash reserve to help us through these months. For a number of reasons, we are short $22,028.27. Although we budget to end the year ahead of last year, we have a cash flow problem. We have no operating line to turn to other than staff salaries. Would you PLEASE be able to help us?
2018 Columbus Rescue Mission Master’s Golf Tournament a HUGE success!
St. Isidore’s Catholic Church
Marc Beller – Greg Gasper
Carl Nienaber – Mike Vuncannon
Peace Lutheran Church
Steve Otten – Doug Rieger
Chuck Sahs – Todd Sander
Bob Becker – Logan Bronson
Rex Davies – Shane Hess
Rich Aerni – Keith Gilmore
Merle Johannes – Dan Pennington
The Columbus Rescue Mission held their 14th Annual Golf Fundraiser June 8th.  We had a great day and the help from all of our Sponsors is greatly appreciated. 
Thank you to ALL the Church Teams and Open Teams that participated! Congratulations to St Isidore Catholic Church – Marc Beller, Greg Gasper, Carl Nienaber & Mike VunCannon on winning the Church Challenge and Bob Becker, Logan Bronson, Rex Davies & Shane Hess on winning the Open Challenge. 
Special Thank You to our Corporate Sponsors: Green & Associates, Matt & Mindy Green, Central City and Interconnection Systems Inc, Wayne & Mechelle Williams, Central City
Thank you to Cedar Hill Cattle Co. and Cuming County Feeders Assoc for providing the tremendous on-course lunch. 
Thank you to the Hole Sponsors, Friends of the Mission, Organizers, Rescue Mission Disciples and the golfers. 
Full Hole Sponsors: Agri-City Insurance/Nancy Hinz, Alpha Media Radio, Cedar Hill Cattle Co, Central Confinement Services, Columbus Bank & Trust/Larry & JoAnne Beiermann, Columbus General Surgery, Columbus Motor Co, Columbus Small Animal Hospital, PC, Columbus Telegram, Cornerstone Bank Monroe, Elks Country Club, Ernst Auto Center, Eye Care Associates of Columbus, PC, Eye Physicians PC, First United Methodist Men, Gene Steffy Ford, Jim and Sandy Schaben, Kenneth and Lorie Young, Larry & Jean Anderson/Steve & BJ Anderson/Bob & Sharon Becker/Clete & Chris Pillen, Liberty Aviation, Mid-American Research Chemical, Mikes Auto Sales & Towing, Rex & Lisa Davies/Brett & Penny Bonwell/Dennis & Cindy Schroeder/Terry & Beth Millard/Sharon Hunt, Schieffer Signs, Thrivent-Melanie Knoepfle/Todd Sander/Jim Schwalenberg, Trinity Lutheran Men’s Ministry, UNICO Insurance/Bob Wick, Union Bank & Trust, Viaero Wireless Putting Contest
Half Hole Sponsors: “Fear God & Obey God’s Commands – Anonymous”, Audio-logic PC/Nora Fuchs AUD, Bank of the Valley, B-D Construction, Beard/Warren Heating & A/C, Big Red Printing, Bills Tire Outlet, Bob’s Pharmacy, Cargill Columbus, Cargill Schuyler, Columbus Custom Embroidery, Columbus Urgent Care, Cross Dillon Tire, First Nebraska Bank, Genoa Community Bank, Ginger Moon &
Associates, Grace Episcopal Church, Great Western Bank, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jay’s Body Shop, John & Kathe Beauvais, Les Krings, Mail Prep, Pinnacle Bank, Re-Max, Rod & Sue Rinne, Schaecher Comprehensive Wealth, Schumacher, Smejkal, Brockhaus & Herlery, PC
Friends of the Mission: 38th St Coffee Shop, Ace Hardware, Advanced Auto, All Star Glass, American Family/Roger Iwansky, American Legion, Arby’s, Auburn Country Club, Auto Zone, Bangz Hair Salon, Bank First, Brown’s Shoe Fit, Burger King, C.S.Nelson Real Estate, Center 7, Century 21, Clark Grant, PC, Club 91 Golf Club, College Heights Golf Club, Columbus Cancer Care, Columbus Cornerstone Bank, Columbus Kenworth/Sahling, Columbus Monument, Columbus Otolaryngology Clinic – Dr. Nila Novotny, Columbus Physical Therapy, Community Lottery, Culligan, Dairy Queen, David & Suzanne Schultz, David City Christ Episcopal Church, Day’s Inn, Dental Works, Domino’s Pizza, Doozy’s, Eakes Office Plus, Ed & Rhonda Travers, Elkhorn Valley Golf Club, Evergreen Hill Golf Course, Excel Physical Therapy, FDC Publishing, Fehringer & Mielak LLP, Genoa Pump & Pantry, Genoa Sack Lumber, Gordon Golf & Country Club, Great Plains Financial, Harley Davidson Sales, Hartington Golf Course, Hastings Elks Country Club, Holiday Inn Express, Home Realty, Husker House, Hy-Vee, Indian Trails Golf club, Insurance Services of Columbus, Jackson Services, Janelle Foltz Law Office, Jimmy Johns, John & Lori Kohl, Kat’s Car Wash, KC Auto Supply, KFC, Kirkman’s Lakeview Golf Club, Lake Maloney Golf Club, Lake Ridge Golf Course, Legend Buttes Golf Club, Mancuso-Quattrocchi Dental, Master Care Services, Maximus, McKown Funeral Home, Mead Building Center, Nebraska Cycling & Fitness, Neiman Law Office, Northtown Stylists, Oakland Golf Club, Pawnee Hills Golf Course, Pella Windows, Penne Screen-printing & Signs, Performance Printing, Pierce Community Golf Course, Pizza Hut, Poco Creek Golf Course, Prestige Dry Cleaners, Ramada Inn, River Wilds Golf Course, Sand Ridge Golf Course, Sears, Service Master by Shevlin, Shred Monster, Sipple/Hansen/Emerson/Schumacher/Klutman, Skyview Municipal Golf Course, Sleep Inn & Suites, Slumberland, Stack & Steak, Steepleview Golf Course, Strategic Legacy Advisors, Super China Buffet, The Pines Country Club, Tooley Drug, Trouba Law Offices, Twin Creeks Golf Course, Typhoon Car Wash, Valentino’s, Tanya & David Waldman, Wendy’s Westbrook Lanes, Woodland Hills Golf Club, and Wunderlichs
From the Heart of Chaplain Hawk: Greetings my friends and God bless you all. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. And speaking of prayers for the Mission, I have a request to ask of you. St. Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it shall be given; seek , and you shall find; knock, and it shall opened unto you.” Could you pray for our finances as you read this letter; and if you are able to assist in this area I am asking for your help at this time. We sincerely appreciate all the donations that we receive when it comes to clothes, furniture, food , and everything to keep the Mission clean and our guests cared for. But those things do not keep the lights on here and that always is something that the Lord has and will provide for His Mission. That comes through the power of prayer and the reason I am asking you for help in this matter. Please, before you do anything else, would you please stop here and pray for us? Thank you once again.
Living Water Rescue Mission furniture shed.
Chaplain Hawk
Associate Executive Director
Living Water Rescue Mission
May 2018 Columbus Rescue Mission & Living Water Rescue Mission Statistics
Men’s Beds Provided = 453
Women’s Beds Provided = 202
Children’s Beds Provided = 20
Total Beds Provided = 675
Meals Served = 1,556
Non-Guests Assisted = 314
Chapel Attendance = 561
Total Inmate Contacts = 108
We will be having our annual “FILL THE TRUCK” weekend at the Columbus WalMart Store June 28th, 29th, and 30th. We will be accepting food and financial donations beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. each day. Please stop and visit us while you are shopping or even if you just happen to be in the area.
We Welcome Our New
Our New Jump Starter
Jamie is our newest jump starter in the New Life Program at the Columbus Rescue Mission! We are so blessed by God for bringing this gentleman to our mission and this program. WELCOME JAMIE!
Special Invitation to Pray
We hold monthly prayer meetings where we lift up the guests, staff, and other concerns of the Mission. It is a huge blessing to be present with the Lord and praying for others. We would like to invite you to join us. We meet in Columbus the last Wednesday morning of each month at 10:00 am in Chaplain Ted’s office in the Mission. We meet in York the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Living Water Rescue Mission. If you have any questions please call Pam in Columbus 402-563-1096 or Diane in York 402-362-6171. 
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18
Would You Please Consider Volunteering at the Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission?
“Whosoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give….” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7a
With busy lives it can be hard to find time to volunteer, however the benefits of volunteering can be enormous to you, your family, and the Rescue Missions
in Columbus & York. We are currently in need of evening chapel leaders – ½ hour a month or weekly blesses us greatly. We also have some nights available on our calendar to bring in an evening meal. On occasion we need people to drive guests to an appointment or job interview. We can always use painters and fixer-uppers. Finally, there is a need for translators for our Spanish speaking guests. 
If you would like to be blessed and also be a blessing, please call Pam in Columbus 402-563-1096 or LaVerna in York 402-362-0127.
A Word From the Editor
Why give to the Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission?
2 Corinthians 9:7-9 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”