“It has been my privilege to watch the power of the Holy Spirit at work at UGM every day for the past 30 years. When a person entrusts his life to Jesus, he receives the gift of the Holy Spirit and begins to change from the inside out.” – Phil Altmeyer, Executive Director
The Bible says God created each human being for relationship with him, but that relationship is severed by each person’s choice to turn away from God and go his own way.
God is perfect. Even when we’re trying (which we often aren’t), we are far from perfect. We are selfish, envious, discontent. Without God, we cannot have the joy we were created for. The abundant life can only be found through complete dependence on his perfect love, acceptance, and provision.Deep down, everyone knows something is missing. In UGM recovery programs, we call it the “God-shaped hole” in our hearts.
Our ability to freely share this wonderful truth is essential to what we do, and that’s the reason UGM accepts no government funding. For more than six decades, UGM has depended on God – through his people – to provide everything necessary to share this message of hope and freedom with homeless and hurting people in the Inland Northwest.