In 1975, five men working at a mission located at the corner of South Alamo and Adams St. decided that there was a need for a true Gospel Rescue Mission in San Antonio. They each donated $100 for operating expenses and a short time later, purchased our property at 907 East Quincy. The Mission opened its doors on October 22, 1975 and ministered to 7 men that night. Having no beds, both guests and staff slept on pallets on the floor. A kind doctor (perhaps a “back specialist”) later donated funds for purchasing bunk beds.
Since that opening night, tens of thousands of men have heard the Gospel which is preached each and every night, and have been provided hot food, showers and toiletries, fresh clean clothing and a shelter with clean freshly washed bedding. In 2003, the Mission constructed a new 40 bed shelter with showers, toilets, a large dining room, a large kitchen and walk-in freezer compartment. In addition, the older structures have been continually refurbished and maintained and include a 50 person chapel, business office, guest registration office, staff housing and a clothing storage room.
The Mission is a living history of God’s love demonstrated through those who have served and supported this dream of those 5 men some 42 years ago. To God be the glory, great things He has done!