The Mission is a Christian ministry whose purpose is the following:
- To bring the Gospel message to men and women who are living on the streets or in other unstable environments.
- To build meaningful relationships with those who come to the Mission.
- To facilitate those who desire the skills necessary to move to a higher level of functioning in our world.
- To connect individuals to local resources that are available to help them change their lives for the better.
WHO FOUNDED THE MISSION?
The Mission was founded in 2012 by two U.S. Marine Veterans, Richard and Robert Myers and Mark Aldridge. While serving in the Marines, Robert reached out to the homeless in the Phillipines and served as an assistant Pastor aboard a Navy warship for two tours of duty. Richard has a diverse background as a business owner, real estate investor, and quality engineering. Both Richard and Robert currently work for the federal government at the Patuxent Naval Air Station.
The Myers intend The Mission to serve the Lord by providing for the poor and homeless in their community of St Mary’s County, Maryland. Knowing what it was like to live in poverty, their purpose became to offer whatever folks needed when they walked through The Mission doors.
WHO FUNDS THE MISSION?
The Mission’s effort was self-funded for many years. As the numbers grew it became necessary to ask the community to provide additional support and financial assistance.
The Mission (Mission 01 Inc) is a registered 501(c)3 charity and relies 100% on the financial support of the local community.
Currently, The Mission receives no Federal, State or County funding.
Statement of Faith
- We believe in one God, Creator and Sustainer of all things and eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
- We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father.
- We believe that the present ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
- We believe that man was created as a unique being in the image of God to have dominion over the earth but fell into sin and is therefore lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation be obtained.
- We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become believers.
- We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been born anew by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head.
- We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this blessed hope has a vital bearing on the personal life of the believer.
- We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment.