Dear Friends,

As I made the journey from Michigan to Colorado, the words from Philippians 4:4-6 filtered through my thoughts: “Rejoice in the Lord always . . . Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Sometimes I struggle with this: Rejoice always? Don’t be anxious about anything? There are a lot of things that cause anxiety and don’t make me want to rejoice, yet being asked to serve this community and continue the legacy of Fort Collins Rescue Mission and Harvest Farm has given me a reason to rejoice.

Part of that legacy has been to keep Jesus at the center of this ministry. I believe you will find our Christ-Centered Approach, articulated in this month’s newsletter, aligns with what the Mission has and will continue to do in service to our community.

At the Mission, we see every single human being as someone made in the image of God. We strive to see our guests as someone God loves and has plans to prosper and not to harm. We do this by trying to have the same attitude of Jesus, who humbled himself, considered others and their needs above His own and became obedient.

Thank you for investing in the work of Fort Collins Rescue Mission! I look forward to meeting many of you as we all work to change lives in the name of Christ for years to come.

Dennis Van Kampen, President/CEO

Grace and Peace,

Dennis Van Kampen

This post is part of March’s Changing Lives Newsletter. This month, we’re sharing about our Christ-Centered Approach in: Who We Are Called to Be.