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Mission in My Words: Kevin Avery

A couple of years ago, my wife Tracy and I were invited to attend Nashville Rescue Mission’s annual Hearts of Hope luncheon. It was an excellent opportunity to support a cause that is near and dear ...

It’s About Christ and The Kids

It’s been 12 years, and Gina hasn’t stopped praying for the kids she met during her first visit to Nashville Rescue Mission. “My first interaction with the Mission began through a couple who was...

A Brand New Start

Abused from an early age, Natasha describes her childhood as a place filled with darkness. “I had no direction, no self-worth, and no boundaries. I was lost.” When I got pregnant at 14, I was pres...

Faithful To Serve

When John walks through the doors of the kitchen, eyes light up, and he is greeted with hellos and high fives. He’s no stranger to the Mission. Since retiring from his work as a veterinarian almost ...

Celebrating Easter

Easter is more than bunnies, baskets, and colored eggs. Easter is about hope, resurrection, and new life. It’s about celebrating the greatest miracle the world has ever known—Jesus rising from the...

Mission In My Words: Rob Frazier

I have lived in Nashville for nearly 40 years, but only in the last 18 have I had an awareness of Nashville Rescue Mission. In 2000, I retired from a full-time music career as a Christian recording ar...

Danny Gokey: Mission In My Words

I know what it’s like to be ashamed of your situation. Embarrassed by your circumstances. Down on your luck and desperate for a chance—any chance—to earn a living and provide for your family. Wh...

A Difference Maker

Over the years, Diane has worked in the kitchen, chopping vegetables and serving meals. “I’m always looking for ways to get more involved,” said Diane. She’s answered phones during the Mission...

Tough Love—You Changed Her Life

“When I was 12 … my step-father tried to do things to me,” said Tia. “Thankfully he didn’t. But my momma stayed with him. I felt like she chose him over me. I lost my sense of self-worth and...

Looking Out The Window

Dennis and his wife Marsha moved to Nashville in February 2016, to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Before that time, Dennis was the assistant pastor of a church in California, where he ...

Mission in My Words—Ted Dekker

I grew up in the jungles of Indonesia, far from any city. My parents were there as missionaries among cannibals who killed and ate our coworkers when I was six years old. My experience may be differen...

The Mission or The Streets

Greg never imagined he would be homeless and living in a shelter. But when some serious medical conditions left him permanently disabled, he realized he didn’t have a lot of options. A friend told h...

A Cold Night

For most of us, the cold blast of winter means layering and bundling up, but for the homeless it can be fatal. Homeless men and women who remain on the street are at risk for a variety of conditions c...

Teens for Jeans

Students from Waverly Central High School in Humphreys County donated 575 jeans at our donation center on December 1st. The students, grades 9-12, organized the jean drive “Teens for Jeans”...

25 Days of Giving

We’re celebrating the holiday season by sharing 25 stories about how lives are transformed at Nashville Rescue Mission when people discover the power of hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and hope f...

It Wouldn’t Be Christmas—A Family Tradition of Blessing Others

If seven is a lucky number, then the Jones family is in for a real treat this Christmas … as this will be their 7th year celebrating Christmas at Nashville Rescue Mission. “The first time I volunt...