The Oath for Compassionate Service, Pt. 1

The Oath for Compassionate Service, Pt. 1

On October 12, we’ll be hosting our annual banquet with author and speaker, Robert Lupton. The stories and data presented in his book “Toxic Charity” were both convicting and inspiring. I became committed in those early days to not only help the hurting, but to do so in a way that treated them with dignity, where I could play my part in calling people higher; reminding them that they still have purpose and something to give — in spite of their current need.

After years of on-the-ground ministry and international missionary experience, Lupton crafted “The Oath for Compassionate Service”...

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Go Home

Go Home

There’s a famous Bible story about a homeless man, which is usually something we know a little about at Visalia Rescue Mission, but in this case, he was homeless, naked, living in a cemetery, and was possessed by demons called, “Legion.” We don’t know how long he had been living this way, only that it was a “long time.” We do know, however, that this man at one time had a family.

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