Tag : Colorado Springs
The Luces Family at Mercy’s Gate in Colorado Springs.
This is Carolyn, a volunteer at Mercy’s Gate, meeting with Rodney. The volunteers at Mercy’s Gate have such loving hearts.
This is Cassandra. She came to Mercy’s Gate for help. Look at those eyes….
This is Julie Wilson, the Director of Mercy’s Gate. She oversees the work of the staff and volunteers and, frankly, does a wonderful job. Mercy’s Gate main location is located within Rocky Mountain Calvary Church, which is near the intersection of Austin Bluffs and Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs. You can reach Mercy’s Gate at 719.277.7470, and it’s website is located at http://www.mercysgatecs.org/. Mercy’s Gate provides the following services:
Food Pantry. Mercy’s Gate provides families with a four day emergency supply of food up to three times each year.
USDA Commodities Program. In partnership with The Emergency Food Asistance Program, Mercy’s Gate helps supplement the diets of low income families by providing a monthly food package.
Financial Assistance. Financial help is provided through rental, utility, prescription assistance, medical co-pays, and transportation.
Faith Community Nurse. A registered nurse is available to assess health care needs, provide prescription assistance, and to link our clients with community resources.
Legal Advice. An attorney is available every Thursday morning at Mercy’s Gate to assist with legal advice.
Financial Counseling. Mercy’s Gate has volunteer counselors available throughout the week to provide budgeting help.
Tax Preparation. During tax season, Mercy’s Gate provides free tax return preparation for low income households through our VITA Tax Program.
Seasonal Programs. Annual Comminity Health Fair and Back to School Program (August), Thanksgiving Baskets (November), Home for the Holiday Christmas Program (December).
Heart Training. Mercy’s Gate ministers to the whole person, spirit, soul, and body, through teaching, training, and prayer.
This is William, who has been going through a rough time. He came to Mercy’s Gate for help.
The food pantry at Mercy’s Gate.
Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? – James 2:15-16.
Staff from Mercy’s Gate meet with a “neighbor” to discuss the crisis he is going through. The staff reviews the factors that lead to the crisis, pray with him, determine what resources Mercy’s Gate has available for him, share the Gospel, and point him to other resources in Colorado Springs. This is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to helping people in crisis.
This is Tehara. She is going through a rough time and needs helping with her rent payment. She came to Mercy’s Gate in Colorado Springs, and she received rent assistance and groceries from the food pantry. A volunteer prayed with Tehara and shared the Gospel with her. I am impressed how effectively Mercy’s Gate meets the real needs of people going through crisis.
Mercy’s Gate provides rent assistance to people who are unable to make rent. The ministry has limited funds, and it is unable to meet the needs of all the people who needs a helping hand. Here, a volunteer at Mercy’s Gate is praying with a client who receives rent assistance. Mercy’s Gate is careful to minister to people’s physical and spiritual needs.
I have just started a new project for Mercy’s Gate in Colorado Springs. This is the Julie Wilson, the Director of Mercy’s Gate, and I will be helping the ministry with its photography needs in the next few weeks. More to come…