Author Archives : Rachel Kunkel-Patterson

A staff member and a guest of Lighthouse Mission (both male) stand near each other and are laughing.

What Motivates You?

It takes a special calling and a heart for people and Jesus to do this work! We asked staff members here at Lighthouse Mission Ministries, “What motivates you (or gets…

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Rendering of Lighthouse Mission's new facility at 910 West Holly Street

Planning for a New Facility

Lighthouse Mission is remodeling its four-building campus in Bellingham’s Old Town, which includes demolition of its building at 910 W. Holly St. and building a new facility there. “There has…

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Matthew is Overcoming

Imagine if you will, year after year, going from shelter, to jail, to the streets, and institutions repeatedly with no end in sight. No one offers grace, or love, or…

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A black man sits on the sidewalk against the side of a building.

Sources of Sadness

The saddest thing to me is folks, especially women, young and old, not knowing how valuable they are to God; that He created them on purpose and thinking they are…

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Base Camp FAQs

Quite a few questions have been coming up about Base Camp recently. This post is an attempt to answer some of those questions. If you have other specific questions, please…

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Covid-19 Update: Base Camp

12/22/20 Update: After a week of rapid antigen testing at Base Camp, 41 people have been screened and readmitted! At this time, Base Camp now has the capacity to offer…

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