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January, 2018

Praise the Lord!


Pinnacle Bank Challenge!
Until January 31, 2018, Pinnacle Bank is putting up a total $3500 dollar matching gift challenge! Pinnacle Bank will match every donation brought into one of five locations deposited into the Columbus & Living Water Rescue M ission account, up to $3500.00 in total donations. The donations must be brought directly into Pinnacle Bank locations at Columbus, Humphrey, Shelby, Osceola, and Central City. Just ask to have your gift deposited into the Columbus & Living Water Rescue Mission matching account!
Cornerstone Bank Challenge!
Until January 31, 2018, Cornerstone Bank is putting up a total $1000 dollar matching gift challenge! Cornerstone Bank will match donations brought into the bank that are deposited into the Columbus & Living Water Rescue M ission matching account, up to $1000.00 in total donations. The donations must be brought directly into the main bank or any of its branches. Just ask to have your gift deposited into the Columbus & Living Water Rescue Mission matching account! 
Thrivent Financial!
If you have insurance or investments with Thrivent Financial, you may be eligible to designate Thrivent Choice dollars to the Columbus & Living Water Rescue M ission. Their programs give eligible members an opportunity to suggest where Thrivent distributes some of its charitable outreach funds each year. If you have any questions, please contact a Thrivent Financial Representative for more information. Thrivent Financial is a Christian financial services organization, which has been helping member owners be wise with money, and live generously by providing financial guidance that connects faith and financials for good.
This feeder pig is in need of a home that is willing to fatten it up for market at the Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission. If you choose to feed it quarters it will take $35 dollars to get it to market weight. If you choose to feed this pig dimes, nickels, or pennies we don’t know how many it will eat. When you choose to feed the pig, please know that fattening it up will help feed men, women, and children and give them a warm cozy bed to stay in while hearing the Good News of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The pigs are especially fond of paper checks. If you choose to make a donation to the mission and keep the pig, that’s okay too. By the way, we would like to purchase another 1000 head to be fattened up or perhaps buy some bucket calves. If interested, please stop by the Columbus Rescue Mission in Columbus and/or the Living Water Rescue Mission in York. The address of the Columbus Rescue Mission is 1471-25th Avenue and the phone number is 402-563-1096. The address of the Living Water Rescue Mission in York is 701 S. Lincoln Avenue and the phone number is 402-362-0127.
Another way to help out the Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission is to participate in the AmazonSmile contribution opportunity. By choosing our mission as your non-profit organization, we will receive a portion of each purchase that you make.
How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from over one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.
Eileen and her husband, Dr. Dale Roth
A Word From Eileen Roth
Eileen Roth has been a blessing for the Columbus Rescue Mission for many years. She has been Director of Women’s Ministry, a Chapel Leader, and part of our jail ministry. We are so thankful for everything she has done for the mission and continues to do for us. She is a true blessing from the Lord indeed!
December 2017 Columbus Rescue Mission & Living Water Rescue Mission Statistics
Men’s Beds Provided = 523
Women’s Beds Provided = 373
Children’s Beds Provided = 0
Total Beds Provided = 896
Meals Served = 1,902
Non-Guests Assisted = 284
Chapel Attendance = 636
Total Inmate Contacts = 79
How many meals does it take to feed the area’s homeless and needy? This past December alone we served 1,902 hot meals. For all of 2017 we served a grand total of 20,403 meals because of your help and generosity. Praise the Lord! Thank you all so very much!!!
Ted Pearson
Executive Director
Columbus and Living Water
Rescue Mission
Don “Hawk” Cramer
Associate Director – York
Columbus and Living Water
Rescue Mission
Tidings  From Chaplain Ted:                                                        
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. Philippians 1:2-5
As we begin 2018 it is with the expectation that God is going to continue working in the evangelism and discipleship of our guests. While the media says that giving to charitable organizations is going to be down because of the new tax law, we trust God.
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalm 9:10
This is His ministry, and we believe He will continue to sustain it by using His people in doing so. I am so thankful for all of you and especially for those of you who give monthly. It is a huge help in paying our monthly bills. For example, I’ve already noticed what the cold temperatures have done to our heating bills.
Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.” 2 Timothy 2:19
I am going to ask you to purposely include the Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission in your giving plan for 2018, and that you would consider us in your estate planning. More than once God has been faithful at just the right time using a dear brother or sister’s estate that included us.  
Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
You will have an abundance of opportunities to give to many wonderful organizations this year. When you consider giving to us, please know that the Mission is committed to the gospel of Jesus and the teaching of His written Word with no apology or compromise. This is not an agency.
How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance. Psalm 89:15
Praise the Lord!
Chaplains Ted, Nathan and Hawk 
From the heart of Chaplain Hawk:
Greetings in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. I look forward to another year of God’s blessings upon the Columbus & Living Water Rescue Mission. There has not been a need in 2017 that He did not supply.
Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Jesus Christ.” 
I am praying this for you this year that through trusting in God that your every need will be supplied. I will do the same here and together we will press on in the work He has placed in our hearts. Once again, thank you for your Love and Support. Without you, there would be no place to help those in need who find themselves in Columbus and York. May God’s rich blessings be upon you and your loved ones in 2018.
Columbus and Living Water Annual Ladies Brunches
We would like to invite you to the Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission Annual Ladies Brunches.
This year’s theme is “Breaking the Chains.”
“He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.” 1 Timothy 2:6
Come and find out what is happening with the ladies of the Rescue mission, hear testimonies, enjoy fellowship and delicious food!!!
Back by popular demand is an opportunity to HOST A TABLE. To do this you choose a theme, decorate a table, and provide place settings for up to eight ladiesOR just come and enjoy the morning. There will be plenty of seating.
Columbus: Saturday, April 14th, 9:30 a.m. 1C the Sanctuary – 2200 28th Avenue – Columbus. Call: 402-563-1096 to RSVP
York: Saturday, April 21st, 9:30 a.m. New Heights Assembly of God Church – 1422 S. Grant avenue – York. Call: 402-362-0127
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 Tuesday night of each month at 7:00 pm in Chaplain Ted’s office in the Mission. We meet in York the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Safe Haven Chapel on the Boyd Tietmeyer place (1520 Hwy 81, York). 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
By: Doug Phillips
I hope you noticed at the beginning of this newsletter that there are several different ways for you to make financial donations to the missions in Columbus and York. This month’s communication was designed in this form for a reason.
As a non-profit that receives no assistance from local, state, or federal government, we depend solely upon the generosity of our donors, and you have certainly been very generous in your giving over the years. We can’t tell you enough how much we appreciate your financial support.
As we enter 2018 God continues to bless this mission in so many different ways. In preparing the budget for this year, we are once again staring at a shortcoming of financial assistance throughout the summer months and into the fall. Because of this, we are asking our donors to please consider making monthly donations. This obviously gives us a better handle on how much money we can expect to work with each month.
This past year the staff at the mission had some of their monthly pay withheld for several months because of the slow cash flow the middle of the year. This year there is a real possibility that each staff member will receive a reduction in their monthly income for the entire year so that we can stay within the annual budget.
While donations remain steady (Praise the Lord!) expenses continue to rise. Each donation helps more than you could possibly know. From “feeding the pigs” to Amazon Smile contributions, to monthly giving, to participating in the annual golf tournaments, it all adds up and it is what keeps the missions up and running.
We have complete and total trust and faith in the Lord that HE will provide us with what we need to honor HIM and to glorify HIM in the ministry of “Helping the hurting and the homeless in the name of Jesus Christ.” YOU are one of those blessings! Thank you so very much once again for your help in the past and we hope that we will be able to count on your help once again in 2018 and beyond.