Recently, I had the great blessing to speak to several leaders of rescue missions across the country. I took this opportunity to talk about how our world is changing and how it is important to be able to reinvent our rescue missions to meet the changing needs of those experiencing homelessness. We have worked hard to be attentive to those we serve and tweak our programs when needed to better help people move out of homelessness. We know that change is constant, and at Fort Collins Rescue Mission and Harvest Farm, we are unafraid to meet this challenge with whatever it takes. This is all especially poignant as the current pandemic unfolds and changes by the minute.

But what I also told this group of leaders is that one thing cannot change. We have to keep Christ at the center of our lives and of our rescue missions. This one thing must remain if we are going to continue Changing Lives in the Name of Christ.

This is what makes Easter such a special time. It reminds us of what Christ did for us. Jesus died for us, and during the Easter season, we focus and reflect on His unselfish love, His sacrifice and His grace. Humanity may have turned its back on Him more than 2,000 years ago, but He has continued to show His love to all of us through the ages, changing our hearts and filling us with His love. Thank you for your support as we continue to show Christ’s unconditional love to our guests and participants.

Happy Easter!

Letter from the CEO: December 2019

Brad Meuli has been President/CEO at the Mission since 2001. Brad joined the Mission after a 17-year career in banking. Previous to his staff position he served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Read his full bio.

This post is a part of April’s Changing Lives Newsletter. This month talks about Tim and his path from alcoholism to experiencing grace and restoration.