How many workplaces do you know of where the staff arrives early to pray together? The Lexington Rescue Mission does this, and it is completely voluntary. I had the opportunity to get to know the leadership in this ministry over the course of a few years through volunteering and working alongside them on a downtown project. I'm pleased to share that it is full of street saints who practice in their personal lives what they say and do in their ministry. Full of Psalm 78:72 leadership. Strong ministries are the result of strong leaders. The Rescue Mission is led with humility.
What an awesome place. I have been working in ministry for over 21 years and I have never seen more loving and decicated people than the staff of the Rescue Mission. Full time and volunteers work tirelessly to provide and care for their cleints and the community of Lexington. If you have not visited them, then you must. If you are not supporting them, then you should. If you are not praying for them, you should start! Bottom line, Lexington Rescue Mission is doing, sharing, and showing the love of God on a day to day basis.
Military Ministry, KY
As a former employee of the Mission, I feel I know the organization inside and out. Everyone there cares deeply about making a positive impact on the lives of the clients. We always went the extra mile. Lexington Rescue Mission is dedicated to their cause: reaching hearts and changing lives.
I personally know Jim Connell, the Executive Director. He has a heart for the down and out of the Lexington Community. The Mission does a great service to the community by offering not just a hand out but a hand up. They have a variety of programs that they offer to both men and women. It is not just a hot meal and a place to stay for the night. They really want to help people get on the path to recovery and to be self-sustaining. They offer their services to all in need and do it all on a very tight budget. The Mission is a vital part of the Lexington Community. They have a great staff who work hard to serve those in need. I have visited the mission and you will not find a more friendly staff anywhere else. They are dedicated to the mission and vision of the organization and work hard to see that everyone who shows up at the door is helped in some way.
I am a pastor of a church here in Lexington and have had experiences with Lexington Rescue Mission for the past seven years. I have volunteered as a teacher, helped serve meals, and other activities and always found them to be exemplary in their organization and the attitudes that teach servant ministry. Some of our people have asked where they could volunteer and they always bring back positive feedback about the experience and the dedication of the staff. I also have engaged in ministry and friendship with those who have been served and they have a deep gratitude for the LRM. They fill a need here that is unique and vital, and it comes from the hearts of Jim and Becky and their sacrifice to God.