0415_URMW_NL_01Their ministry will live on

For the last three and a half decades, men’s lives have been changed through the ministry of Philip and Cherri Murray at the Union Rescue Mission. “I was a fairly new believer,” Philip recalled as he discussed his first involvement with the Mission, “but I had a heart for that ministry.”

When Philip and Cherri were married, she joined him in his once-a-month ministry at the Mission, using her vocal talents to spread the love of Jesus while Philip played the piano and shared a message from God’s Word. “It’s a ministry that we both love,” Cherri recently told us. “We really are no different from them (the men at the Mission). We all had circumstances in our lives before we met the Lord.”

This passion for doing God’s work through the ministry of the Union Rescue Mission led Philip and Cherri to leave a bequest to the Mission in their estate plan. “It’s God’s money,” Cherri said. “I think he would want us to give back.”

“Nothing is eternal in this world except our souls and the Word of God — and we wanted to invest in those things,” Philip added. “We see this as an important part of our contribution. They are outstanding stewards of what they have. We’ve seen the victories. It speaks for itself.”

Today, more than half of all Americans, including four in ten Baby Boomers, don’t have a will or a trust. That means when he or she passes away, the state will distribute any assets without regard for what would have been intended had instructions be written down before death.

It’s actually very simple to include a legacy gift to the Union Rescue Mission in your own estate plan and join Philip and Cherri in investing in our future ministry to the homeless in our community. For more information, please call Stuart Farrell at (316) 687-4673 or e-mail

And like Philip and Cherri, you can live every day with confidence that you will continue to help our ministry share the Good News of Christ for years to come because of your legacy gift to the Union Rescue Mission.

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