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

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Stories of Hope

The Scariest and Best Job I’ve Ever Had


ENCOURAGEMENT for DADS A number of years ago I received a visit from a radio reporter covering national news stories. One of her final questions was, “What is the most difficult part of your job that you face every day?” I paused and had to think about that for a little bit before answering ……read the rest

Remembering Mom: Mother’s Day Edition

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              She stood at the door of the Mission, her five children in tow, Their future now uncertain, what would happen next she did not know. Reflecting back over these painful years, her heart broken from years of abuse, The love of her life, once gentle and kind now…read the rest



Dear Friends I write this month to express my gratitude and share some thoughts about my past 30 years at the Topeka Rescue Mission. April 21, 1986 was the beginning of this most incredible journey traveling from fear to faith. I also write this from the perspective that I have now spent over half of…read the rest

SNEAK PEEK INTO: “In Darkness a Light Still Shines….for Kids”

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We hope you enjoy this sneak peek into some of the contents found in “In Darkness, a Light Still Shines … for Kids!” The intent behind this publication is to bring hope into the life of your family and help your children deal with challenging circumstances they may encounter in their young lives. It can…read the rest

What Is GOD Up To? Part Three


Each year as we reach out to those in front of us with the love of Christ, it seems as though more and more new faces cross our path every day. We always look forward to seeing the factual numbers before us which represent each one of those faces and lives touched. We don’t view…read the rest

What’s GOD Up To – Part Two

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DID YOU KNOW that in 1953, the Topeka Rescue Mission was nothing more than a small storefront dining facility that offered donuts and coffee to 15-20 homeless men? (That’s hard to envision when we look at our current operations which serve hundreds, and sometimes over a thousand, full meals per day!) A turning point came…read the rest

What is GOD up to?


Part One: 2015 at a Glance A new year is upon us and once again we look back in amazement at all God has done over the past twelve months. Not only has He continued to supply for every need, He has also expanded the borders of our ministry to further reach those who are…read the rest

From the Desk of Barry Feaker

Words cannot express the continued gratitude we hold in our hearts for the many ways in which you made this past Christmas another memorable one. Each year we begin the Christmas season with hearts filled with joy and excitement as we anticipate the outpouring of love that will be given to so many individuals and…read the rest



Our heart throughout the year is to do the very best with the little lives God has given us, to share Jesus Christ and the hope and life that comes from knowing Him. Whether it comes through the gift of compassion, shelter, food or hope, we desire each to be a representation of His love…read the rest


A little boy staying at the Hope Center with his family could hardly contain his excitement; Christmas was just around the corner and Santa was coming early to take pictures and hand out some gifts. As soon as the red suit was spotted across the lobby, the boy began doing jumping jacks in an expression…read the rest

From the Desk of Barry Feaker: THE TREE OF FORGOTTEN ORNAMENTS

The time had finally come as the snows began to fall that Christmas trees and all their shiny ornaments would soon adorn the hall. It was at a festival of trees that she would soon appear, but sadly her purpose was not yet that clear. As she sat in the lineup with trees full and…read the rest

The Many Faces of THANKFULNESS

Keegen Funnell

As the leaves turn and the air becomes crisp, our hearts again turn to the Thanksgiving season. In life, as well as in nature, we all go through different seasons. Sometimes we bathe in the glow of new opportunities and fresh starts; other times we slowly trudge through gray and dreary days. We go through…read the rest

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