Mercy in the Margins (December – 2021)

Greetings friends,

I thank you so much for your continued prayers for the ministry at the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission. As we enter the new season of Christ’s Advent, there is so much that fills our hearts with gratitude.

Here are some of the highlights from November:

  • November 3: Eastern Idaho Pastors Coalition (EIPC) Luncheon at the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission (IFRM) – 15 people
  • November 7: International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians; Premiere showing of the police film, “Break Every Chain” in Idaho Falls
  • November 8: The Voice of the Martyr’s movie, “Sabina,” shown in Idaho Falls
  • November 9: Pastors prayer meeting at the Villa Coffeehouse – 9 people
  • November 10: Took a couple men from the IFRM men’s shelter to hear in concert, Christafari
  • November 11: Pastor Gordon Boyle shared a devotional at the IFRM staff breakfast – 18 people
  • November 21: Thanksgiving Sunday
  • November 25: 5k Race to Feed the Hungry at Snake River Landing
  • November 28: First Sunday of Advent
  • November 29: Bar J Wrangler Farewell Tour Benefit Concert for IFRM

Would you like to contribute financially on a monthly basis to my missionary work?  Here are a couple of ways: (1) Send the contribution to Providence Downtown Church and specifically mark it as “missionary fund for Todd Wood”, or (2) You are welcome to give directly to me.  Thank you so much!

Prayer requests:

  • Thank you for your ongoing prayers for my ministry in eastern Idaho.
  • Pray for the men enrolled in the Navigate Discipleship Program at the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission. We have five men in the program; one of them is in the candidacy phase.
  • Pray for one of our men working at the men’s shelter who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Please pray for the future expansion space of IFRM.
  • Please pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will be lifted up in Idaho Falls during the Christmas season.

My four current ministry objectives:

  • Be a servant missionary-pastor with Providence Downtown Church which specifically ministers to the incarcerated, the addicted, the homeless, and the impoverished.  It is a church ministering and bringing mercy to those in the margins.
  • Bring Bible messages and pastoral encouragement to the Shepherd of the Falls Lutheran Church family in American Falls and to the Seasoned By Grace Fellowship in Pocatello.
  • Minister as a pastor with the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission.
  • Be a blessing to the pastors in Idaho Falls and throughout the region through the Eastern Idaho Pastors Coalition (EIPC).

May Jesus reign as King!

roots by the river,

Todd Wood (downtown missionary)


About Todd Wood

I am a servant of Jesus in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Join me in seeking Jesus in this city.
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