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It’s Your Season

by Dr. Chad Audi

We are entering the Easter season, and springtime is also upon us. It’s a season of new beginnings. And, it’s a season of restoration. It’s your season.

Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of people across this country aren’t feeling the hope that the season brings. They are dealing with constant hunger, a lingering hurt and complete hopelessness, despite this wonderful period of renewal.

Here at the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM), we are showing these lost and broken souls that it is their season, too. Although they may not believe things will ever get better in their lives, we are here to help them get a brand new start.

DRMM introduces our clients to the hope that lives in Christ and directs their feet along the path to redemption. We let them know that Christ is alive and more powerful than any thing or any situation they are facing. Everything can be overcome when you conquer your fears.

We also know that every new beginning starts with an act of kindness by a caring person. Our friends, donors and supporters are those caring souls — helping us rebuild the community with their generous gifts.

You, too, can bring hope to the hopeless this spring season. Help feed the hungry. Provide a donation or volunteer your time to help those who are struggling to find the good in life.

Share the hope and love that lead to new beginnings. There is no greater gift.
Blessings to all during this joyous season of rebirth.

Dr. Chad Audi

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A New Start in the New Year

by Dr. Chad Audi

This is a joyous time of the year. We are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and preparing to renew our spirit and hope for the New Year.

Unfortunately, not everyone is anticipating the arrival of 2015. For the nation’s homeless, January simply means it’s time to go deep into survival mode until the arrival of warmer temperatures and budding flowers.

Make no mistake, the homeless are very thankful for the special holiday meals and donated gifts they receive this time of the year. However, as the New Year arrives, they must face the prospect of another year of despair.

That’s why charitable organizations like the one I lead — Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) — depend so much upon the generous, year-end donations from our supporters, which enable us to offer our life-changing programs and services into the New Year without interruption.

The men, women and children in DRMM’s emergency shelters, treatment centers, transitional and permanent housing, and career training programs are in need of love, mercy, and hope. Our mission is to help the homeless find the strength and learn the skills to turnaround their lives and never end up on the streets again.

Every man, woman and child on this Earth is deserving of God’s grace, not only at Christmas, but throughout the year.

Make this a joyous time for the homeless. Let’s give them the opportunity for a new start in the New Year.

Dr. Chad Audi

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Ebola’s Toll

by Dr. Chad Audi

Not surprisingly, the first case of Ebola in the United States — and the patient’s subsequent death —is causing concern and fear across the country. To make matters worse, two nurses were infected after caring for the patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, in the hospital prior to his death.

Of course, the disease has taken an emotional toll on Duncan’s loved ones. Not only did Louise Troh lose her fiancé, but reportedly she is now homeless after being quarantined for three weeks. The 54-year-old woman has been declared Ebola free, but she is said to have lost everything. She lost the apartment she shared with Duncan when it had to be decontaminated. And, most of her possessions were seized and incinerated.

Her situation is an example of the residual effects of Ebola. For now, Ms. Troh is living in a church conference center. The City of Dallas is partnering with the church and donors to collect enough money to pay for six months of housing for the Texas woman. The community is coming together to help ease her pain.

Thank goodness, Ms. Troh did not become infected. And thank goodness she did not lose her life. Yet, we must also consider her a “victim” of Ebola who needs the help, care and kindness of others.

Although there are conflicting viewpoints on how best to respond to and destroy the Ebola threat, we must pray for all of the people who have been affected in any way by this very serious virus.

God would have us remain calm in the midst of this brewing storm. As 2 Timothy 1:7 states, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Let us all pray for the recovery of the two healthcare workers who contracted the disease. And, let’s pray for an end to the Ebola outbreak in the West African nations.

Dr. Chad Audi

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