Faith with its Sleeves Rolled Up
Faith with its Sleeves Rolled Up

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Topeka Rescue Mission

Stories of Hope

The Unfolding Story: Neighbors in Need (part 2)


She found her way into the abandoned grade school, down the long hallway to a classroom converted now into a makeshift office. Wearing mismatched medical scrubs, her shoulder weighted with a worn overstuffed handbag, she walked in the office. “What is this? What do you do up here?” I’d like to say we said something…read the rest

KIDZ KORNER – October 2015


Eight Girl Scouts made a big difference recently! These girls are just like anyone else but they did an amazing thing for their community by collecting and donating 1,564 pairs of socks to the Topeka Rescue Mission to be handed out to those in need! Each year we give out almost 10,000 pairs of socks…read the rest

The Unfolding Story: Neighbors in Need


The shocking news of multiple shootings in our capital city grabbed our attention this summer as the neighborhood of Hi Crest dominated the lead stories and headlines, recounting the devastating murder of a 5 year old little girl, details of gang violence and drug use. A forgotten neighborhood awakened with violence and feelings of hopelessness.…read the rest

Kidz Korner – September 2015


Here at the Topeka Rescue Mission we are always so grateful when people come and volunteer. What is really special is when young people get excited about helping better their community and make a difference for those who are struggling. A perfect example of this was the Western Hills Baptist Youth Group who helped brighten…read the rest

Reaching the Young….In More Ways Than One


A few years ago, the Lord highlighted to us the importance of intentionally focusing on the children who utilize services of the Topeka Rescue Mission. At that time, we began the development of the Children’s Palace which will be operational next year. What we didn’t know at the time was that His plan was much…read the rest

Embracing Freedom


Freedom comes in many forms. For many of us it means living in a country where we can celebrate the liberties that have been wrought on our behalf. For others it means recognizing that the chains of depression, addiction, fear and hopelessness can be broken and a new life gained. Bailey is one who today…read the rest

A Father’s Journey of Love


Someone who is faithful is considered loyal, constant and steadfast. A faithful father is one who is devoted to his children, ever-present in their lives and unshakable in his love. Not all of us can say we’ve had a father in our lives who has been there and supported us through thick and thin. We…read the rest

Kid’s KORNER – June 2015

Bill, Emily and Kasey came to stay at the Mission several months ago. Even though it was hard moving to a new place they all still had each other, and that was the most important thing. As they adjusted to their new life they tried to do things they had always loved like putting together…read the rest

Moms Helping Moms


Mother’s Day Edition The Topeka Rescue Mission’s Hope Center for Women and Families has been providing shelter, love and support to countless women and children for the past fifteen years. Currently, the shelter is run under the supervision of three very special women. Day in and day out they tirelessly give of themselves to help…read the rest

KID’S Korner – May 2015

Roses for my Mother

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked some children and moms living at the Hope Center about their relationship. This is what they had to say: “My favorite thing about my mom is that she is so pretty and so fun.” – Brielle, age 8 “We love to color together.”- Brielle’s mom, Joy “We love…read the rest

Miracle for Mariah: Resurrected Hope


There are not many people in this world that skate through life without a care. Challenges can quickly pile up from every direction and stifle what little hope we might have left for tomorrow. We see it every day at the Topeka Rescue Mission knowing it is not foreign to those outside the realm of…read the rest


Caleib, age 11 Homeless since Oct 2014  Favorite toy: Hot Wheels toys

              A local Girl Scout troop decided to help kids who had become homeless. The girls collected warm pajamas, socks and underwear for the children staying at the Hope Center. In learning about kids that were homeless the girls began to see just how much they had in common,…read the rest

It Can Happen to Anyone

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Jonathan* violated his parole and had just completed 30 days in jail. When the time for his hearing came, he was certain he would be sent to prison. To his shock, the opposite occurred … he was free to go. He had struggled with alcoholism for years and to him the surprising verdict from the…read the rest

TRM Kids Art Gallery

These pictures were all drawn by children who are homeless and residing at the Mission’s Hope Center. Left: Julian, age 5 wants to be a doctor when he grows up. Homeless since Nov. 2014; Center: Malachi, age 7. Favorite color, red. Homeless since Sept. 2014 Right: Michelle, age 8. Favorite animal, dog. Homeless since May…read the rest

The Same Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

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            The young woman stood at the reception window at the Topeka Rescue Mission Distribution Center. Her hair was loosely combed and her clothing hung from her narrow frame. She tightly gripped the papers that had been crumpled into a cylinder shape formed from the sweat of her hands and…read the rest

Journey to Bethlehem

Journey to Bethlehem

“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Casesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee,…read the rest

Thankful for the Gift of Hope


Hope is such a simple word – but the meaning goes straight to the core of a person’s deepest desires and fears, their dreams and the things they hold dearest. Without hope it is hard to imagine trudging through the trials of this world. Darin Disney is an example of the power of hope. After…read the rest

Welcoming a Child


We have shared many times about the uniqueness of people served through the Topeka Rescue Mission. Each one has a story and each one has a unique purpose for their lives. Often overlooked are the stories of the children who come through our doors and those who are in need within our community. Plans for…read the rest

Good News!


Over the years the Topeka Rescue Mission has reached outside its own walls to minister to and touch the lives of unsheltered homeless individuals. Many of these men and women have been homeless for not only weeks and months, but also for years and decades. Many have grown accustomed to this lifestyle and are wary…read the rest

Where God Guides, HE Provides; Where He Leads, HE Supplies


Over the past 61 years, the needs of the Topeka Rescue Mission have been continually met because God has touched peoples’ hearts, and they have listened –people saying “yes” to God’s leading and partnering with Him. The Mission has been awed and amazed with gifts of all types and amounts over the years . These…read the rest

Finding Freedom – Keith and Jessica’s Story

Keith and Jessica

Jessica came to the Mission’s Hope Center for the first time in 2012 with her two daughters who were aged nine and four at the time. Entering the doors for the first time was a hard decision to make, but one she knew was necessary for her and her children. “I knew I had no…read the rest

Bringing Hope and Help to Homeless Moms and Their Children


When Isaiah came to the Topeka Rescue Mission at the age of five, he had one possession he knew he could cling to – his mom. Though the surroundings were new and the routine different, he knew as long as Mom was by his side, everything would be okay. For most of the 300-400 children…read the rest

Finding the ONE Thing


Broken.   Homeless.    Lost. Alone.   Fearful.     Angry. These are just a few words that could describe the thousands of people who come through the doors of the Topeka Rescue Mission every year. Every face is different and each story is unique, just like yours and mine. Yet there is something each one of us has in…read the rest

What Love Looks Like:

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The Stories Behind the Numbers Most of us have heard the greatest commandments: love God, love people (Matthew 22:37-39). It sounds easy enough, but what does love really look like? At the Topeka Rescue Mission we have been exploring that question and asking God to help us extend His love more and more to the…read the rest