Category: City Gates Blog

What an Inspiring Year

What an Inspiring Year

We cannot move on from this season and anticipate God’s plans for the new year without first offering our deepest appreciation to all who serve City Gates Ministries: Our hands-on volunteers who labor in love to touch people in need Our sponsors and our financial supporters Over 7,200 people will have visited the ministry by years’ […]

Fall Arrives and So Does City Gates Auction

Fall Arrives and So Does City Gates Auction

This year marks one of City Gates most productive years thanks to all who have come forward to help people in need. Through City Gates, God is uniting believers in following Jesus’ command to “Go!”  You are part of over 45 churches that have joined together in one way or another to extend physical provision […]

Youth Reaching Out To Youth

Early this year God placed a vision in my heart to focus ministry on the youth and young adults who wander the streets of Olympia while struggling with their life issues. I sensed that leadership for this needed to come from our youth who can relate to street youth in a way that parental figures […]

April Update

We are so grateful to have the support of our community and business owners like Will & Cheyenne Hayes of Izzy”s restaurant who open their hearts and their doors to support the efforts to help people in need. Proceeds will go to help people like Nikki who recently wrote: “My name is Nikki and City […]

March Update

He walked into City Gates “Street Lights” pulling a trash can. It held all his belongings: stale donuts, bags of chips, old fermented fruit cups, a binder full of medical release forms, a soiled pair of jeans and an old blanket–made all the more foul by the trash that was already in the can. We […]

Meeting Needs Each Day

“I am a single father of one.  I don’t have rent for November and my water and power are about to be shut off. Can you help me?  Please.” “I have no furniture and no money for a deposit for our apartment.  We are a family of five and we moved from California and need […]

In Memoriam: Kathy Talley

Of all the people who pass through our lives, only a few leave impressions that impact us for a lifetime.  Kathy Talley was one of those rare few. In the 17 years she served City Gates Ministries, she recorded a legacy that is celebrated in heaven as deserving a “Well done thou good and faithful servant” from […]

July Update From The Streets

Dear Partners, Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world; but be transformed (changed) by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”  NIV  We cannot be one with Christ without allowing ourselves to be changed into […]