This is the website of the San Antonio Rescue Mission. We have been providing shelter, food, and assistance to homeless men in San Antonio for forty years. We serve an average of 35 men per night and over 9000 per year.
Close to 550 pounds of food were donated by Woodland Baptist Church to the Rescue Mission in their annual Souper Bowl of Caring on Sunday, Feb. 5th. The food included extra-large cans of vegetables, fruit cocktail and chili as well as spaghetti, rice, macaroni, and pinto beans. The food filled up the entire car of Lance Mayes, Associate Pastor of Community Engagement, who sponsored the event and delivered the food. The Mission was excited to see so much food! Thanks to Woodland Baptist Church members and youth for all they did to make this project happen! Souper Bowl of Caring is a nation-wide event that empowers youth and unites communities around the time of the Big Game to help those in need. In 2017, over 3300 participating groups collected over $6 million in cash and food items for area charities. Read more HERE.
Huge Christmas bags filled with goodies donated by supporters of the Rescue Mission were given to the men at the traditional Christmas Eve service. The preaching service included the Lord’s supper and was presented by Jake Cherry, Director/President of the Mission, accompanied by Daniel Zamora, music associate/organist at Woodland Baptist Church.
The men appreciate your thoughts and prayers as they begin the New Year, 2017. We pray that the new year is filled with hope for these men who will find a hot meal, comfortable place to stay, warm clothing, and an encouraging word at the Mission each night they attend.
Woodland Baptist Church of San Antonio served up lasagna and cheer to the men on Friday night, December 16th. The group provided home-made lasagna, green beans, hot French bread and several desserts including cake and pecan pie to the hungry men. Also, a pack of items was given as a Christmas gift to each man which included a hoodie, flashlight, gloves, and Christmas cookies. The men were most appreciative and enjoyed the food and gift. Thanks to all the Woodland folks who came which included Phil and Cathy Sagebiel who made the lasagna, Mike Neely, Becky Upchurch, Lee and Karen Weems, Linda Liebe, Shirley Smith, Cyndi Levesque, Darren and Vaughan Ballinger, and Kirsten Hancock. Nadine Holt’s Sunday School class provided the cookies.
A student group led by Student Pastor Chris Riley from Monterey Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas came to sing for the men at the Mission on July 26, 2016. The men were pleasantly surprised, and entertained. Thanks to the members of Monterey Baptist who took the time to give a wonderful presentation in song to the men.