Serve Across America Tour kicks-off in Phoenix

tim-and-dixieTo Jay, Steve, and Phoenix Rescue Mission Staff:

My wife and I just completed our summer trip to missions in all of the lower 48 states.   Of the 70 missions we visited, 50 of them were AGRM, but we’re a little biased; Phoenix will always be our favorite!  It was an awesome trip and we were well received.  Many told us they felt honored to be appreciated and some were very emotional.   In some cases, we were not able to meet with the directors;  however,  we enjoyed serving  on the line with staff and volunteers, and speaking in some of the chapels.   We were so impressed with the:

  • Commitment of the staff to God and meeting the needs of people
  • Vision of the directors
  • Wisdom of the chaplains
  • Hard work of the volunteer coordinators
  • Quality and cleanliness of the facilities
  • Tasty and healthy meals
  • Safe and secure environment
  • Friendliness and faithfulness of the volunteers
  • Variety of ministries in the missions
  • Focus on sharing the “Good news” of Jesus Christ
  • Long term changed lives from the discipleship program

We again want to reiterate how much we appreciate the positive attitude and hard work of your staff and volunteers for over 60 years here in the Valley.  Over the past 23 years of being involved with the mission through our church and Arizona Christian University and hearing the stories of changed lives, it confirms that you truly are making a difference.   We were excited about our future involvement together.

In just over 50 days to just under 50 states, two 50 year old Arizona teachers, Tim and Dixie Reed, traveled through the United States this summer.  They traveled 14,000 miles by van through all 48 lower states, visiting 70 rescue missions and homeless shelters, including one in every state. These missions feed the hungry, abused and addicted, and rally around the theme, “where hunger ends and hope begins.” 

Tim Reed

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