July 19, 2018

Xmas 2017 celebrated (12-25-2017)

Rescue Mission guests had a great Christmas celebration in 2017. Woodland Baptist Church volunteers served a wonderful lasagna meal with green beans, fruit, bread and dessert. Church members also provided a Xmas bag of goodies with t-shirts, ball caps, socks, wash rags and soap, chap-stick, tissues and candy. Jake Cherry gave his traditional Christmas Eve service with Christmas carols and celebration of the Lord’s supper. Then the men were given big Christmas bags full of candy, cookies, hats, toiletries and other donated items. The Christmas lights and manger scene outside the Mission looked wonderful!

We look forward to year 2018 at the Mission and thank all the volunteers and staff who work hard to make the men feel special. Thanks to everyone who supports the Mission. 

Jake Cherry honored by NEISD (11-10-2017)

Last night, Jake Cherry, the President of the San Antonio Rescue Mission, was honored at a ceremony at San Antonio’s North East Independent School District’s (NEISD) Heroes Stadium with a plaque on their Wall of Heroes. The NEISD chose Jake who is a 1957 graduate of North East High School (now named MacArthur High School) as a model of servant leadership and commitment to the community for more than 40 years. District and school officials were present as well as Jake’s family members, friends, and SARM Board members. An article about the event on the NEISD website can be read HERE.  A short video was made last night by NEISD capturing the event and can be seen on YouTube HERE. Another video was made honoring Jake which can be viewed on YouTube HERE. More pictures of the event which were taken by NEISD and posted in Flickr, can be seen HERE. Jake was also honored at the football game later that night.

Congratulations, Jake for being a Hero in many ways, including NEISD’s Wall of Heroes!

Woodland serves faithfully (8-3-2017)

Dishing up great food

Dishing up great food

SARM July 2017 aWoodland Baptist Church once again served their monthly meal on Friday, July 21st. The meal consisted of Cuban arroz con pollo (chicken with rice), black beans, watermelon, rolls, brownies and ice cream. There were 38 men plus the staff.  About 12 volunteers from the church came to serve and talk to the men, who really appreciated the home-cooked meal and camaraderie.

Thanks to Woodland for their faithful service to the men each month at the Mission.

Raleigh church brings joy (7-11-2017)

San Antonio Rescue Mission - June 28, 2017A youth group from Hayes Barton Baptist Church located in Raleigh, North Carolina conducted the worship service at the mission on Wednesday night, June 28. This wonderful and talented group of teenagers led prayers, singing, performed skits and conducted a short sermon for the men at the mission.  As always, the men at the mission really loved having youth come and conduct the worship service and demonstrate in so many ways how Jesus loves each of them as do their brothers and sisters in Christ.

The group was on a five-day mission to San Antonio and also visited the San Antonio Food Bank, Morningside Ministries of the Meadows, a retirement community, Haven for Hope and the Unicorn Center, a facility for developmentally disabled people. You can see pictures and read more on their web site HERE.  

MANY THANKS to the Hayes Barton Baptist Church youth for providing a wonderful evening for the men at our Mission.  The picture was provided by the Reverend Ward Page, Minister to Youth and College Students, who accompanied the group.

Little Caesars Love Kitchen (3-20-2017)

The Love Kitchen, an outreach ministry of Little Caesars, visited the Mission on Sunday, March 19th. The 18-wheeler pictured below came to the Mission and employees delivered 30 pizzas which the men enjoyed greatly. Little Caesars pizza march 2017There were 25 pepperoni and 5 cheese pizzas. A SARM staff member said that some men ate as many as six pieces! According to their web site HERE  the Love Kitchen travels across the country with two trucks in operation and has served more than 3 million people.  Franchise owners (numbering about 50,000) donate the resources, and employees and colleagues volunteer to make the program a success.

Thanks to Little Caesars for providing such a wonderful meal for our guys!

Woodland’s Souper Bowl of Caring (2-5-2017)

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.

Christmas ends, New Year begins (1-7-2017)

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 serves up cheer (12-18-2016)

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.

Christmas is coming! (12-3-2016)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChristmas is upon us, and if you have donated to the Mission or shown interest in the past, you will receive a beautiful Christmas card from the staff and Board of Directors. We hope you consider the Mission in your year-end donations! We now have a way for you to sign up to get notices when news blogs are posted about the Mission on this web site. Just fill in the information in the column on the right and click “Sign me up!” You will receive a confirmation e-mail. This information is confidential and will not be shared with anyone. Thanks for caring about the men and staff at the San Antonio Rescue Mission!

Monterey Baptist Church group (7-26-2016)

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.

South Main Baptist Church choir (6-4-2016)

South Main Baptist Houston Tx     06-04-16 - web smallThe Middle School Youth Choir from South Main Baptist Church in Houston visited the Mission and sang on Saturday night, June 4th.  The choir was directed by Cary Cannon who has served as Minister of Music since 2013 and prior to his call to ministry, was a bass vocalist with the U.S. Army Chorus.  The group was led by Minister of Youth, Kevin Sinclair who has served on staff at South Main Baptist since 2008. You can see a picture of the group in front of the Mission, provided by SARM staff member David Dean.  Thanks to all the members of the choir for making the night very special for the men at the Mission!

Christmas Eve 2015

Guests received the traditional huge Christmas gift bags filled with all sorts of items donated by churches and various people. Jake Cherry conducted the Christmas eve service with the Lord’s supper. Here are some pictures taken by the staff.