Columbus Rescue Mission ▪ 1471 25th Ave. ▪ Columbus, NE 68601 ▪ (402) 563-1096
Living Water Rescue Mission ▪ 701 S. Lincoln Ave. ▪ York, NE 68467 ▪ (402) 362-0127
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Helping the Hurting and the Homeless in the Name of Jesus Christ!

March 2017
  Greetings Ted,
See What’s Happening at the Mission
     While we are a 501 c 3, we accept no state or federal assistance. Please consider Him as you consider helping us.
Ted Pearson
Executive Director
Columbus and Living Water
Rescue Mission
Jesus knew that serving people at the Mission would be very painful at times. Jesus is Lord! When the brokenness of this world overwhelms us like a tsunami, leaving behind its devastation and mess, Jesus is Lord! Faith in Him leaves us in a wonderful position to trust Him, and then of our necessity, cast our burden on Him, because Jesus is Lord.
     We are thankful that He does change people. We get to hear some of  the most amazing stories of His miraculous work and, just recently, were personal witnesses to His giving a family the good desires of their hearts. It was better than the best Christmas ever!
     Want to see some miracles for yourself? Come on over and hang out at the Mission. He won’t disappoint you. Jesus is Lord!
We need your help this month, will you help us?

Don “Hawk” Cramer
Associate Director – York
Columbus and Living Water
Rescue Mission

From the heart of Chaplain Hawk: The Living Water Rescue Mission is located not far from the I-80 Interstate which places us in position to help a lot of people who get stranded for a number of reasons. Imagine you and your family going across country when everything comes to a halt. You are stranded and hope is all but gone. You have no money as it is all being used to get you back on the road. Things look bleak. Then comes hope in the form of the Living Water Rescue Mission. We are the help if you need it. Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble.”No one comes here by accident. They are brought here for a reason. The Gospel is still that reason. Once again thank you for your love and support of this Ministry of Rescue. You are truly making a difference in the lives of many.

 Ephesians 1:7-8 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.
Special Invitation to Pray

We hold monthly prayer meetings where we lift up the guests, staff, and other concerns of the Mission.  It is a huge blessing to be present with the Lord and praying for others.  We would like to invite you to join us.  We meet in Columbus the last Tuesday night of each month at 7:00 pm in Chaplain Ted’s office in the Mission.  We meet in York,  the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Safe Haven Chapel on the Boyd Tietmeyer place (1520 Hwy 81, York).  If you have any questions please call Pam in Columbus 402-563-1096 or Diane in York 402-362-6171.

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18

Columbus & Living Water Rescue Mission Annual Ladies Brunch
Save the Date – Annual Ladies Brunch – Saturday, April 22nd, 9:30 am at First United Methodist Church Outreach Center, 3602 16 St, Columbus AND Saturday, April 29th, 9:30 am at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1211 E 14 St, York.  This year’s theme is “Let Your Light Shine!” with Special Guest Speaker, Denise Skrobecki, Warden at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women.  We  hope you will plan to come and you may even want to host a table.  To host a table you choose a theme, decorate a table and provide the place settings.  The tables are always creative and beautiful and it’s fun too. The tables are the nine foot round tables that seat 6-9 people. The table hostess may invite guests and reserve seats or she may open her seating to others who come to enjoy the morning.  or more information please call Pam in Columbus at 402-563-1096 or Katie in York at 402-362-0127.
Meet Jason
Jason is a disciple at the Columbus Rescue Mission. Because of God’s blessings, Jason is getting his life back in order in our New Life Program.We are very proud of Jason and we see wonderful potential in him. Praise the Lord!

Nathan Joslin

“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2


The Lord has continued to bless the New Life Program since our last newsletter.  We recently had two new disciples come into the program and they are very excited about learning more about that which is of utmost importance, Jesus Christ and Him crucified. For it is in Him that we find all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Col 2:3). What a blessing it is know and serve the risen Lord! We thank you for you for your continued prayers for the men of the New Life Program. Please pray that the men would continue to grow in their love for the truth and that they would grow in their hunger and thirst for righteousness as they seek to learn the depths of the Gospel and experience the transformation that comes through a living relationship with Jesus Christ.

February Stats
Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission
Men’s Beds Provided = 925
Women’s Beds Provided = 799
Children’s Beds Provided = 27
Total Beds Provided = 1746
Total Meals Served = 3331
Total Inmates Contacted = 255
Non Mission Guests Assisted = 341
2017 Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission Master’s Golf Tournaments
Please make plans to participate in, and sponor a half-hole or a full hole, at this year’s golf outings in Columbus and York. Your participation assures that we will continue to “Help the Hurting and the Homeless in the Name of Jesus Christ.” More information will follow in the April newsletter.
Do You Have the “Drive” to Stop “Putting” Around?
Come Golf With Us June 9th in Columbus and June 23rd in York!