When I cofounded this ministry in 2006, I could never have imagined the miraculous journey we have had - the thousands of people we have had the privilege to know and support. As I am retiring the end of this month, I want to thank all of you who have worked with us, in one way or another, to recognize and love those on the very edge of society. We could not have been here without all of your support.
GSM is in a healthy place.Our new director, Rev. Jeff Logan has been a co-pastor on the street for four years. He is lively in body and spirit (much needed in this work) and has a deep compassion for the people. Pastors Bob Ross, Nancy White, Dave Rizzo and a new co-pastor Jessica Moore (in training) are with us this Fall.
At present our country seems driven by divisional fears. This ministry has proven to me these divisons are illusions- without a doubt, “we are one human family”. Walk with someone who you believe is 'different' from you and you will discover this truth. The problems in our society are complex, the suffering is vast, but I believe our mission is to stand with Love, where ever we are called. This is quite simple yet hard to do.
And, there is another truth I often shared with people on the street and myself- that we are not alone -Spirit is always with us.
Clarity and joy to us all. Love, Pastor Mair