Columbus Rescue Mission ▪ 1471 25th Ave. ▪ Columbus, NE 68601 ▪ (402) 563-1096
Living Water Rescue Mission ▪ 701 S. Lincoln Ave. ▪ York, NE 68467 ▪ (402) 362-0127
Helping the Hurting and the Homeless in the Name of Jesus Christ!

July 2020
The Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission - "Helping the Hurting and the Homeless in the name of Jesus Christ!"
See What’s Happening at the Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission
Nathan Joslin
Executive Director
Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission
Living Water Rescue Mission

Brothers and sisters,

I hope and pray this day finds you resting and rejoicing in the love and grace of our mighty Savior, Jesus Christ. 

We are very excited to announce that the 10th annual Living Water Rescue Mission's Masters Classic has been rescheduled for Friday August 7th, 2020 at the York Country Club in York, Nebraska.

Summer months at the rescue mission are typically our leanest months of the year financially. Several years ago, a few godly men approached us about a venture of faith to start a golf tournament fundraiser to help the mission through the difficult summer months. The event was a great success and the Lord has continually seen us through summer after summer with the money raised through this event.

We have lots of opportunities for hole sponsorship, flag prizes, and teams. Please call 402-362-0127 for more information.

We look forward to seeing you out on the green!

Thank you,
Nathan Joslin
Executive Director
Columbus & Living Water Rescue Mission
Larry Joslin
Associate Director
Living Water Rescue Mission
Graduated Healing Hearts Program Disciple Leah displays some of the colorful clothing that has been donated to the Living Water Rescue Mission for distribution to those in need in the York area.

We have been limited in our clothing distribution efforts due to Covid-19. Two weeks ago we started opening up for the community to once again come out and see if we can meet their clothing needs. We do not have the warehouse anymore making our storage and sorting area quite small. So we carried totes full of shoes and rolled the clothing racks outside for distribution.

We are thankful for the community’s patience as donors stored clothing in their garage, house, and in some cases in their car, waiting for us to start taking donations again. We are also thankful for the patience of those we serve. We offered to take a list from them and go through the items in the sorting room to see if we could find what they needed. There were a few that had urgent needs and they allowed us to take care of them. Others patiently waited until we were able to open up again. In every interaction I had with both donors and those in need, I was treated with kindness, respect, and understanding.

Thank you to the people of York County and surrounding communities for your kindness.

Ephesians 4:32 - And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
God Bless the United States of America on Independence Day 2020
1 Peter 2:13-17 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
Would You Please Consider Volunteering at the Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission?

"Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and truth." 1 John 3:18

With busy lives it can be hard to find time to volunteer, however the benefits of volunteering can be enormous to you, your family, and the Rescue Missions in Columbus & York. After re-opening the clothing shed following the COVID19 restrictions, we NEED volunteers to help us from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Columbus on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. We also are currently in need of evening chapel leaders – ½ hour a month or weekly blesses us greatly. We also have some nights available on our calendar to bring in an evening meal. On occasion we need people to drive guests to an appointment or job interview. We can always use painters and fixer-uppers. Finally, there is a need for translators for our Spanish speaking guests. 

If you would like to be blessed and also be a blessing, please call Karen in Columbus at 402-563-1096 or LaVerna in York at 402-362-0127.

Columbus & Living Water Rescue Mission
Columbus:   (402) 563-1096    York:   (402) 362-0127 na l


Maintaining Rescue Ministry for Columbus, York and surrounding Communities

The Columbus and Living Water Rescue is committed to those in need in our communities. During this time of heightened concern over the Covid-19 Coronavirus we remain steadfast as we trust God’s sovereignty and goodness and trust that by His mercy and grace He will see us through this difficult time. In keeping with the mandates of our Governor and the recommendations of the CDC (Phase Three), we will take the following precautions to assure that our donors, guests and staff at the Mission are safe and cared for.

1)               FIRST AND FOREMOST:      2 nd    Timothy 1:7 tells us that; “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”      We will be vigilant but we WILL continue to serve the   “hurting and the homeless in the name of Jesus Christ.”
2)               FOOD SERVICE: There will not be any disruption of food services at this time. We will continue to serve three meals a day to those in need. We will also provide emergency food boxes to adults who attend a Chapel service from 7:30-8:00 p.m. any night of the week.
3)               CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION: We have once again started open door distribution in Columbus. Our plan is to open the shed Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. At this time we are still seeking volunteers to work in the shed so we are currently open on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
4)               CLASSES AND CHAPELS:     Discipleship classes and Chapel services will continue at this time.
5)               PUBLIC EVENTS:     Our public events scheduled in the near future continue to be postponed until further notice. The Mission is dependant upon donations that normally would have been received during these events.
6)               DROPPING OFF DONATIONS:     At this time we will once again be accepting clothing and furniture donations. Please call and inform the mission that you will be bringing donations if at all possible.
7)               QUARANTINED GUESTS:     We do NOT have any guests in quarantine at this time. We do however have a plan in place to provide for that potentiality. We will work closely with local hospitals and other health providers to deal with anyone that has been exposed or is showing any concerning symptoms of the virus.
8)               JAIL MINISTRIES:     Jails and prisons are not allowing access to the inmates at this time. We will continue to pray for the inmates and corrections officers and look forward to returning as soon as they feel it is safe to resume services.
9)               OTHER PRECAUTIONS:     We are using recommended protocols; cleaning commonly used surfaces in the Mission and as availability allows, providing gloves, masks, hand sanitizers, etc...

Please remain in prayer for our nation, the state of Nebraska, our communities, and for the Columbus & Living Water Rescue Mission as we seek to "Help the Hurting and the Homeless in the Name of Jesus Christ.”

If you wish to receive all of our View Spark clips (about once a month) please call the Columbus Rescue Mission at 402-563-1096 or the Living Water Rescue Mission at 402-362-0127.

Pictured left to right are Rod (Youth Group Leader), Allen (Columbus Rescue Mission Disciple), and Matt (Youth Group Member). Allen was presented with a special t-shirt and was made an honorary member of the youth group for the testimony he shared with the young adults and for his giving spirit.
A Helping Hand From Lincoln's Redeemer Lutheran Church High School Youth Group
The Columbus Rescue Mission was blessed to have several members of the Lincoln Redeemer Lutheran High School Youth Group volunteer for cleaning duties around the CRM on Monday, June 15. They scrubbed the floors, cleaned and painted the steps, cleaned the basement walls and helped to fill the pantry with canned goods. We praise God for the giving spirit of these incredible young people.
Upcoming Events Calendar

Columbus Rescue Mission Masters Golf Tournament (CANCELLED)

Thursday, July 9 - Prayer Meeting at the Living Water Rescue Mission at 7:00 p.m. -

Thursday, July 30 - Prayer Meeting at the Columbus Rescue Mission in Columbus at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, August 7th - Living Water Rescue Mission Golf Tournament - York Country Club
2020 Columbus Rescue Mission & Living Water Rescue Mission Statistics - May 2020

Men's Beds Provided = 263
Women's Beds Provided = 96
Children's Beds Provided = 4
Total Beds Provided = 363
Meals Served = 894
Non-Guests Assisted = 15
Chapel Attendance = 267
Total Inmate Contacts = 0 (Isolation)
Special Invitation to Pray

Prayer meetings will reconvene during the month of July at their regular times.

We hold monthly prayer meetings where we lift up the guests, staff, and other concerns of the Mission. It is a huge blessing to be present with the Lord and praying for others. We would like to invite you to join us. We meet in Columbus the last Thursday morning of each month at 10:00 am in Chaplain Nathan's office in the Mission. The July meeting in Columbus will be held on July 30. We meet in York the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Living Water Rescue Mission. The July meeting in York will be held on Thursday, December 9. If you have any questions please call Karen in Columbus 402-563-1096 or Diane in York 402-362-6171. 

1st John 5:14 And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.

1 Samuel 12:23 Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way.
As we are a 501 c 3, we accept no state or federal assistance. Please consider Him as you consider helping us.
Columbus Rescue Mission 
Living Water Rescue Mission