Since 2004, when we obtained the property on Spur Highway that is now known as Friendship Mission, thousands of hours have been volunteered to make the building what it is today. A place where men who are in need, through bad choices or unforeseen circumstances beyond their control, can get help. Some have been laid off from their jobs or have just been released from the prison system. Whatever the situation, these men have needed help.
Because of the care and compassion of hundreds of individuals, churches and businesses, the goal of providing warm beds, good meals and a safe place to live has become a reality. We have aimed at giving the men a stable environment through rules and policies that can help them become responsible and useful citizens of our community.
As we begin a new project, a staff mission house, we want to thank some of the businesses and individuals that are helping accomplish this goal: Dennis Merkes Construction Co., Douglas Norris and Sons, Robert Peterkin – Triangle Salvage, Lou Olivia – L&J Construction, Spenard Building Supply and Charlie Papp, Ken Pugh Construction, Mike Sounart, Scott Peek, David Bateman, William Miller, Braxton Cox Mission residents Jim, Bill, Brand and Ron, Kenai Bible Church, Kenai Christian Church, Lost Creek UMC – VIM Team, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
We ask for God’s blessings on all of you for what you are doing for His ministry. Thank you all and anyone I have forgotten please forgive me.