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For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. 
– 1 Timothy 6:10 

“I’m just in a mess, Israel!  Could you believe that out of the $2500 I had to my name a while ago?  I’m now only left with $10!  My rent is overdue.  I don’t even know what to tell my landlord this time.  I’m sure he’ll kick me out,” the man in his thirties shamefully and remorsefully admitted.  The man had gambled all of his money away.  After he confided in me, I thanked him for sharing. I counseled him, prayed with him, and encouraged him to stay in touch. 

A few days later, a woman came to see me in the office, but seeing that I was busy with someone else at the moment, she left me a letter and left.  Here is an excerpt from her letter.  “Dear Israel, something evil is happening to me.  Every time I get paid, I keep doing the same old mistake.  I step into the bar; one drink, and one game.  On and on it goes, and at the end, NO money!  My fridge is empty again!  I’m sick.  Pray for me.” 

My heart went out for this dear woman after reading her two paged letter.  We prayed for her.  Sadly, some of our street guests gamble each time they receive money.  In hopes of winning while gambling, they shut out all thoughts of responsibility and consequences.  After playing and losing, shame kicks in and they stand in our soup line again.  Gambling addiction can cause debt, ruin family relationships, and even lead to suicide.  Praise God for those who admit that they have this problem and open up to us about it so that they may receive help.  Jesus can free anyone from any addiction.

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Upcoming Events

Altona Banquet
Fri Oct 06 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Winnipeg Banquet - NOON
Sat Oct 14 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Winnipeg Banquet - Evening
Sat Oct 14 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Same Kind of Different as Me – Red Carpet Event
Wed Oct 18 @ 2:00PM - 05:00PM
Same Kind of Different as Me – Red Carpet Event
Wed Oct 18 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
Gladstone Gospel Concert & Dessert Night
Fri Oct 20 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Carmen Concert & Dessert Night
Sun Oct 29 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Uprising Youth Conference
Fri Nov 17 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Uprising Youth Conference
Sat Nov 18 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM

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  • Praise the Lord for His faithfulness and provision this past year as Union Gospel Mission’s fiscal budget year is coming to an end (on September 30th).   Thank you for supporting God through UGM!
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