What exciting times here at GIFTS Men’s Shelter. It is an honor to have you visit our website.
This year, is about celebrating ALL God has done through His faithful servants. 10 years ago, this community answered His call to serve homeless men who were in need. Seasonal, evening shelter and food with a heaping, helping of love came first. God challenged us to do more so we began providing assistance with helping the men improve their situation by opening a Resource Center. Shortly after that we began providing our services year-round. There was more….last November we officially began providing ALL of our services under one roof. We are no longer a homeless, homeless shelter! Praise God!
Mother Teresa wrote, “I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that He will guide me to do what I’m supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I’m praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.” Our community is a living, breathing example of being the change we want to see in the world.
For the past six years I have had the privilege of watching lives change beyond my wildest dreams. I have seen men on their worst day be transformed during their time with GIFTS. I also have a front row seat to watch God work through our amazing volunteers. To be honest, I believe the lives of our volunteers are impacted just as much as the men they are helping.
If you know of someone who needs the services we offer, please give them our contact information. We are confident God has a purpose and a plan for their life. With your help, lives will be changed as HOPE is restored!
Stephanie Burton, Executive Director