Monday, December 07, 2009
News from Denver: First Year in Review
This year we hosted 293 students and leaders through CSM Denver! It was a successful and fruitful year for us and I am continually grateful for the Lord’s faithfulness. He provided time and time again for our needs granting us wonderful groups and leading us to incredible ministry sites.
We have currently partnered with over 20 ministries, churches and social service organizations through out the metro area. CSM values relational ministry where our connections continue throughout the years.
It has been a joy to begin these relationships this year. I have been blown away by the incredible ministries and people serving Denver. The quality of services given to those in need is exceptional and compassion is overflowing. One of the most encouraging things to me is the amount of people who have worked for their ministry for many, many years. Usually the non profit world sees high turnover, but that isn’t the case here in Denver. Mary has been volunteer coordinator for the Salvation Army for over 15 years, Peter has served breakfast to the homeless for over 10 years, Betsy has been the “interim” director at Broadway Assistance Center for over 12 years and John has been ministering to chronically homeless individuals through a coffee house for over 35 years! These are only a few of the amazing people I have the pleasure of working with and learning from. This year has definitely shown its share of challenges, but the blessings have far out-weighed the trials. I can’t wait to see what 2010 holds for us!
-Keysha Boggess, CSM Denver Founder and City Director