From Rex’s Desk

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It has been my privilege to serve

It has been my privilege and tremendous honor to serve Union Mission Ministries as its President/CEO since 1989. As a native West Virginian, I was excited when God led the Board of Directors to issue a call to me to come back to my beloved mountain state to serve Him in this ministry. I began [...]

May 1st, 2017|From Rex's Desk|

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Union Mission

With April being the first month of spring two events are especially celebrated and highlighted at Union Mission this month. First, we remember God’s amazing grace and love in sending His only begotten Son to die on a cross to pay the sin debt for all those who place their faith and trust in Him. [...]

April 1st, 2017|From Rex's Desk|

Focus on Love

Love is an emotional need in the heart and life of every person. Love begins at birth with a mother/child relationship and continues to cry out for fulfillment throughout one’s entire life. As we at the mission serve individuals who are battling addictions, we frequently find that “love” has been withheld from folk and is [...]

January 25th, 2017|From Rex's Desk|

Feeding People is What We Do

“We Feed People, It’s What We Do”! It’s more than a motto! This is woven into every aspect of our programs, services and mission. We feed people physically, and spiritually. It’s been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. In fact, its’ hard to tell someone that God loves them [...]

November 3rd, 2016|From Rex's Desk|

Addiction is a fire

Addiction is an all-consuming fire, which ignites its passion in every aspect of individuals’ body, mind and soul. It is not a respecter of persons in regard to age, gender, culture, race or social economic class. It is not a communicable disease that spreads from one person to another. It must be willingly submitted to for its’ [...]

October 6th, 2016|From Rex's Desk|

What kind of people frequent the mission?

We often have a “mindset” or preconceived idea of what kind of individual we would think would frequent a mission. We imagine a person who struggles with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, or someone who is unmotivated and has consequently become homeless. I could write at length to tell stories of those who have come to [...]

September 1st, 2016|From Rex's Desk|

Union Mission and flood relief

On Friday, June 23rd, we woke up to the news of one of the most devastating floods in the history of West Virginia. I arrived at the mission at 6:25 am and received a phone call from Jeff Jeffries at WQBE 97.5 radio asking if I would pray on the air for West Virginia. Following a time [...]

August 13th, 2016|From Rex's Desk|

The incomprehensibility of homelessness

For most of us being homeless is incomprehensible. To walk away from “normalcy” is surely beyond our comprehension unless you come to know someone who is homeless and then you realize that it is only by the grace of God that any of us are not living in the same situation. Homeless people are just like you [...]

July 1st, 2016|From Rex's Desk|