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After 13 years of using meth (a very addictive drug), Lynne was saved in 2000 – but then “life” interfered. “I got a good job managing a mini storage. It came with a house. I was making good money and running everything myself,” Lynne says.
Her kids grew up and left home, and “the devil got a hold.” “As long as the kids were with me, I didn’t do drugs,” she says. However, with them gone, she got “sucked back” into using drugs again.
Lynne quit going to church. She was successful, so she “walked her own walk.” Then God started “taking things away.” Her mother died in September and she lost a grandson to SIDS in October. The following March, her drug use cost her her job and with it, her house.
Thank you to everyone who came out to Buffalo Wild Wings on June 17. We raised almost $400 to support the services and ministries to the homeless in North Central Montana! We are so grateful for your continued partnership.
The Great Falls Rescue Mission is busy behind the scenes preparing for the "Back to School Rally" in August.
Sunday, August 23, 2 to 4pm!
Each year the Mission hosts a Rally which helps over 900 students with a backpack filled with the necessary school supplies to begin the school year. Typically donations are down during the summer months which puts a financial burden on the Mission.
We pray that you can help by donating some of the school supplies or making a financial donation to offset the cost of the largest event the Mission hosts during the year.
Please bring donated supplies to the Mission (in the alley at 326 2nd Ave S.) by Friday, August 14. We also need volunteers to pack and distribute supplies the week of August 16th.
To volunteer, please call 406-761-2653.
The Great Falls Rescue Mission's 6-week day camp:
A safe and healing enviroment for hungry, hurting and homeless children.
We still need staff and voulenteers to make this a great summer! Find out how can help by clicking here.
June 17-July 29 Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm
Camp Life Light is the Mission’s annual summer day camp. The six week day camp takes place in and around Great Falls. We sing songs, play games, do crafts, go on outings, and most important, we share the gospel daily. This is followed by a week-long overnight camp at Camp Upmost.
In order to have a great camp we need great staff and volunteers. The back bone of the camp are Summer Missionaries, someone (age 15 and up) committed to spreading the love of God to at risk youth. Maybe you have done years of youth ministry or maybe this is your first experience. What matters is a heart committed to Christ and a willingness to serve. If you want more information about being a Summer Missionary click here.
Please join us on June 30 @ 11:30am for a short ground breakingceremony followed by a BBQ at 408 2nd Avenue South.
What is the need?
- On average, Great Falls Rescue Mission receives at least one request every day from a family with children needing shelter!
- The Great Falls School District reported 400 homeless students for the 2014-2015 academic school year.
- There is currently no facility in North Central Montana that can provide a shelter for families with children!
The Family Center Vision
The Great Falls Rescue Mission Cameron Family Center will become “the temporary home” where no homeless family suffers and struggles alone, and where families do not have to be broken up in order to receive the help they need.
1210 9th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59405
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Building on the Promises of God!
The Great Falls Rescue Mission Celebrated 52 Years of Serving the Homeless in Montana
It was a time of music, testimonies, good food and fellowship. The Celebration Banquet is a small way of saying THANKS to our faithful donors, who help minister and serve the homeless and hurting in Great Falls and surrounding counties in Montana. Over 950 guests joined us to hear how many lives have been transformed through the love of Jesus Christ.
The Great Falls Rescue Mission hosted its Family Thanksgiving Dinner at the Exhibition Hall on November 25. Over 850 people attended the event so many of the guests could make a traditional turkey meal at home on Thanksgiving Day. The food boxes supplied all the fixins to serve over 800 people.
The evening was filled with special music from the Johnson Brothers. Many of the children came forward to watch a puppet devotional presented by the Stones. Over 40 children made the decision to ask Christ in to their lives. Volunteers prayed with children and age appropriate bibles were given to the children to take home with them.
Carrie Lindstrand, Great Falls Retail Manager for Universal Athletic
Thank you Universal Athletic for helping the homeless, hurting and hopless of Great Falls and Northcentral Montana!