Founded in 1964 by a group of concerned Christians, the Good News Rescue Mission offers a hand up and the opportunity for New Life to thousands of men, women and children in our community.
As we approach our 50th anniversary, we are gathering historical information about the Mission to share. The two photo’s above have recently come to us and reflect the original building in which the Good News Rescue Mission was founded. If you have additional photos, documents or recollections of the early history of the Mission, we invite you to share them with us.
Do you have a bit of History you’d like to submit to the Good News Rescue Mission? If so, fill out THIS FORM
The purpose of the Good News Rescue Mission is to bring Good News to the poor, homeless, or needy of Shasta County by:
“Before I came on board here at the Mission, I spent many years going down to Mexico on short-term mission trips to see God work in powerful ways. People there are at the end. All they have is God. Their reliance on Him is so great that He works in their lives in daily ways. I was missing that in my own walk. But now, working with those we serve, I get to see this every day.
This principle of absolute reliance on God is the same for us as a Mission. You see, all we have is God to provide for our needs. Often we get down to the bottom of the pantry, and there’s not much left. We go to God and then He works on caring hearts. I love to see how friends like you are obedient to what He calls you to do- whether it’s sending a check or donating items that we desperately need.
Watching God’s family being obedient is a tremendous blessing! It’s hard to describe how important it is to us, knowing there are people like you listening and answering His call on your heart. This is what keeps us doing what we do! I can’t thank you enough for your example of faith in action.
Our Mission Statement begins with a goal: “To bring Good News to the poor, homeless, or needy of Shasta County.” The best news of all… the news that transforms lives… is that Jesus lived, died and was resurrected that we might have “life to the full.” With your help, this is what we will celebrate with the men, women and children who will be with us each and every day.
Thank you and may God bless you!”
-Cesar Partida, Executive Director
Robert Cronic – President
Carl Wassenaar – Vice President
Robert Griffith – Treasurer
Carolyn Helfenstein – Secretary (not pictured)
Linda Cadd – Member
John Flanagan – Member (not pictured)
Robert Jones – Member
Harold Rothenberger – Member David Van Dyke – Member (not pictured)
Cesar Partida – Executive Director
By the Grace of God and your generosity, in 2013 The Good News Rescue Mission provided over:
GOOD NEWS RESCUE MISSION STATEMENT OF FAITH