TRUSTED BY THE TAMPA BAY COMMUNITY FOR THREE DECADES
Our Mission Statement:
“To transform the world for Christ, one heart at a time.”
Our Vision Statement:
"Through knowledge, we inspire the community to find physical, emotional, and spiritual healing."
Our Core Values:
Sewing Class teacher Joan Elam (second from L to R) posing in front of the Crazy Quilt, a project where each of the ladies pictured pieced together strips of cloth into individual squares, then all of the squares were sewn together to form a quilt, symbolizing Community.
Hello! Welcome to the newly updated Good Samaritan Mission site! Feel free to peruse through all of the tabs and find out what God is doing in our little corner of the world. We have restructured our programs and services to better meet the needs of our community.
On November 9, 2013 we had our Harvest Blessings Benefit Banquet and Silent Auction. Rev. Cruz brought the message, updating God's work at the Mission. At the end of his talk, recording artist Ryan Hughes and the To Be Determined Band debuted the song "Send Me," a song specifically written for GSM and that particular event. The video and the song can be accessed by clicking on the picture below.
The latest edition of the 2013 Messenger (formerly the Fields of Harvest) is also available to view and download. You may find it here.
If you would like to watch some of the testimonials of lives impacted by God through the Good Samaritan Mission, click here.
Our call is not to make people's lives easier to live; our call is to have people's souls released by the power of the Gospel in their lives.
Thank you for partnering with us as we make an impact in our community.
The graphic above is a quick illustration of the work of the Good Samaritan Mission. It begins when we find individuals who are in a Victim role, sometimes of their own doing, sometimes due to external circumstances. Here at GSM we help them out of that role by teaching them skills and abilities through adult education and/or mentoring/discipleship. They get a taste of success and are now Victors over their situation. But, we do not stop there. As we continue to journey with them, we encourage them to contribute to the well being of the community as well as others as they Volunteer. As they embrace this new outlook on their purpose in life, they naturally transition into individuals who have a Vision to improve their lives, the lives of others, and this world.
Purpose. Community. Gratitude.
This is what the Good Samaritan Mission is involved in. But, what exactly does that mean? Allow me to explain.
Purpose: We believe that we have been created by our Creator for a purpose. We believe that we were created to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever, as the first question of the Shorter Catechism states. We help individuals find this purpose in their lives. If you think about it, once you get this straight then, whatever you do, whether in word or deed, you would do it to the glory of God. This means, everything! So, our main goal is to evangelize those that God puts within our reach. In addition, we also help individuals aim to reach their fullest potential of who God has called them to be.
Community: We have noticed that many of the people we serve are detached from our community and society. They see themselves as strangers in this land and, as such, come to the states to work, send their money "back home" and not play a part in society. We teach them a sense of community, not only as members of the Body of Christ, but as members of this American community. They too can contribute. They too can make a difference. We all need to support each other, for we all belong to the Family of Man.
Gratitude: Once they find their purpose, and find their place in the community, we believe that the result will be living a life of gratitude. As believers, living out our salvation, as a member of the Body of Believers, will result in a thankful life, living our lives in gratitude for the free gift of salvation through the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We teach these individuals to give back to the community, to contribute to the welfare of their fellow man. We have witnessed a number of folks who have found their purpose, are functioning as members of the community, and have both verbalized and demonstrated gratitude for what the Mission has done for them. In other words, we have seen lives transformed!
To His glory and Honor!
The Good Samaritan Mission, Inc. is a charitable, not for profit, 501 (c) (3) Christian ministry. The Mission is dedicated to a holistic approach to enhancing the spiritual, emotional/psychological and physical quality of life of farm workers and others living in poverty.
We do not receive any funding from the government. Everything that we do is inspired by our love for Jesus, and is financed by private donations from friends like you. If you wish to make a donation, we encourage you to use the PayPal button to the upper left or by mail. Your prayers, financial support, and donations help to make a difference in the lives of needy families.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION # CH36456