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Hope Haven pays off mortgage!

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Hope Haven Gospel Mission in Lewiston, ME, is having a mortgage burning ceremony at its open house on November 24.  Thanks to the generous contributions of all those who gave toward the mortgage retirement campaign this summer, we have been able to pay the mortgage in full!  This relief is just in time, as the high-demand winter season is quickly coming upon us.

Meals served this year, to-date: 13,147

People sheltered this year, to-date: 313

Turned away for lack of space: 31 Men, 30 Women, 34 Children

SAVED … just in time.

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

We never know when our time is up. 

“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”

James 4:14

We don’t know if we will still be here next year, next month, next week, tomorrow, or five minutes from now, and we should live our lives accordingly.

This is also true of the people we meet as we go about our daily lives.  No matter who they are, how healthy they are, how much money they have, how young they are — no matter — we don’t know if they will still be around tomorrow.  We should reach them while we can.

A fellow was led to the Lord at Hope Haven Gospel Mission a few weeks back by Bro. Paul McLaughlin, the director of the mission.  The man was 26 years old and had shown no previous interest in God, but one day he walked into the mission and attended one of the chapel services.  He gave his life to Jesus that day.

The following week he was stabbed in an incident outside a convenience store in Auburn.  He died.

How providential that this young man encountered Christ a week before he died!  Who could have predicted that he was going to be killed the following week?  Who knows the time of their death?

Today is the day of salvation.  We don’t know what tomorrow will bring.

Are you saved?  Settle it today.  Don’t wait.

Has God called you to some special service?  Get onto it today.  Don’t hesitate or make excuses.

Is there someone to whom God has burdened you to witness?  Do it today.  They may not be around tomorrow.