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Mission History

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.

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  Celebrating 50 years of service,  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


 

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Good News Rescue Mission is to bring Good News to the poor, homeless, or needy of Shasta County by:

  • Sharing the love of God exemplified by the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
  • Providing emergency subsistence services (food, shelter, and clothing).
  • Providing long term recovery services.
  • Educating and equipping the people of Shasta County to effectively minister to needy people.

 

Director’s Corner

DVP_3542 My vision is that the Good News Rescue Mission will partner with all of Shasta County to find solutions to our most pressing socioeconomic concerns.  My prayer is that we can unite as one community focused on and heading toward the same goals.  We are stronger united than we are divided and I believe Shasta County can see a positive turn around if we unite and be proactive about these issues together.  I want all people to know and experience the love of God in a transforming way. For the past 14 years I have had the experience of allowing God to shape my heart and the character of my life through my theology and my world view.  My entire life centers around three theological concepts which I believe form the very heart of God: love, community and oppression.  For the past 8 years I have been asking myself, what role does my life play in social justice?  Guided by this theological paradigm, I have sought to increase my worldview so I traveled to various countries in 5 different continents (North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa)  while asking the questions, how could God use me and how is He shaping my heart to reach those who are marginalized and oppressed? My entire life’s experience is the very heart of our organization and my ability to think critically and objectively is formed by my worldview which has only come about by experiencing the majority of our world first hand and specifically how God has shaped my heart through it all. The reason I exist is to love the unloved. Jonathan_Signature – Jonathan Anderson, Executive Director


 

Board of Directors

  • Robert Cronic – President
  • Carl Wassenaar – Vice President
  • Linda Cadd – Secretary
  • John Flanagan – Member
  • Robert Jones – Member
  • Linda Rogers – Member
  • Harold Rothenberger – Member
  • Lanise Santala – Member
  • Larry Schaller – Member
  • David Van Dyke – Member

 

2015 Annual Report

By the Grace of God and your generosity, in 2014 the Good News Rescue Mission provided:

  • 72,332 Safe Nights of Lodging
  • 170,005 Total Meals Provided
  • 49,296 Articles of Clothing & Other Household Items
  • 3,191 Academic Center Hous
  • 1,133 Work Search Training Hours
  • 2,644 Medical Activities
  • 67 Guests found Employment
  • 1,659 Showers to Non-residents
  • 244 Transitioned to Permanent Housing
  • 362 Decisions for Christ

 

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What We Believe

GOOD NEWS RESCUE MISSION STATEMENT OF FAITH

  • We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21
  • We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection from the dead, in His ascension to reign at the right hand of God the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matthew 1:16-25; John 1:14, 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. Titus 3:5
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit to convict the lost of sin, to direct the lost to salvation and to enable the saved to live a godly life. John 14:26
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of all people—both the saved and the lost. The saved will be raised to eternal life and the lost to eternal condemnation. Matthew 25:41, 46: 2 Corinthians 5:1-8
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith and not by works, lest anyone boast. Ephesians 2:8-9