Rescued People Rescue People

“I’m giving God one last chance”

This is how one woman introduced herself to her small group in the first week. Her plan was to simply come for the first episode of The Rescue Project and never return.  But God had another plan as He often does.

As this beautiful woman continues to come week after week, she’s testifying to her  experience of freedom, healing, restoration and hope.  My friends, she’s experiencing the rescuing power of God.

While we may be inclined from time to time to give up on God, He never gives up on us. We have a God of 1,000 chances, a God who passionately and relentlessly pursues us to rescue us from all that holds us bound. 

Oh, one more thing. This beautiful woman wants to continue on with her small group after The Rescue Project concludes! May God be praised! 

Enjoy this week’s Rescue Rundown. We share all of this with you only to glorify God! 

Your sister on mission,

Mary Guilfoyle

Aloha, Hawaii!

State #46! Welcome Hawaii!

A big “aloha” to our friends in Hawaii who are now part of The Rescue Project community.  Hmmm …I think we may just have to travel to the big island to lead an equipping day! Who’s in?!

STORIES

Beauty | Human | Accompaniment  at St. Thomas the Apostle in Ann Arbor, MI!

The Rescue Project crew at St. Thomas the Apostle in Ann Arbor has done a tremendous job leveraging beauty, human and accompaniment, three words that uniquely mark the experience.

Many thanks to Brandon Ekblad for these pictures (you’ve got a great eye!) and to Becky Faraj and Caroline Dirkes for sharing with us the mighty things God is doing at St. Thomas. 

Look at this young Rescue Project crew!

Benedictine College in Atchison Kansas

These folks meet every Sunday night for food, the gospel, conversation and prayer. Many thanks to our dear brothers, Graeson and Brady, for leading this effort on campus!

The Rescue Project comes to the seminary

“We want this, we need this, and we’re not sure we’ve ever experienced it.”

Meet these good men studying for the priesthood at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Jim Musgrave invited a group of his brothers to spend eight weeks together to experience rescue.

 “Beauty and hospitality are so important to set the stage. It’s amazing how something as simple as a beautiful table, some candles, and a nice meal can communicate the love of  God. You could tell how much the guys felt welcomed and appreciated as they entered the room. Even after watching only the first episode, the anticipation, excitement, and hunger for a bold and compelling proclamation of the gospel was palpable. The guys said it perfectly, ‘We want this, we need this, and we’re not sure we’ve ever experienced it.’ Thanks be to God for ACTS XXIX & The Rescue Project for providing the opportunity for this to happen.” – Jim Musgrave, Seminarian

Livestreams: now even easier to join!

Now, participating in livestreams just became easier. You no longer need to be registered as an online member to participate.  To join, simply click on Livestream (under Watch in the main menu) or

Three conversations remain for the initial series

We have just loved having weekly conversations with those of you who have been able to join us! As of today, we have three more livestreams scheduled for the launch series. Take a look at our schedule on the Livestream page and join us: October 27, November 9 and November 17!  

If you’re unable to be with us live, all of our conversations are recorded for your convenience.

And, great news! the response has been so positive, we will be planning to schedule ongoing conversations with you once we are complete on the launch series.

Thank you for joining us on mission!

What We’re Hearing

“This series is just stunning. Extraordinarily good!”
– Rescue Project participant

The Rescue Project: 2 months old!

We’re just so excited to share with you what we’ve seen over the last 2 months and the way in which you’re answering the call:

Rescued People Rescue People.

Our online membership is growing too, with 2,000 members in just 2 months by word of mouth!

Quote for the Week

“Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and into public places, like the first Apostles who preached Christ and the Good News of salvation in the squares of cities, towns and villages. This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is the time to preach it from the rooftops. Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine modes of living, in order to take up the challenge of making Christ known in the modern “metropolis”. It is you who must “go out into the byroads” and invite everyone you meet to the banquet which God has prepared for his people. The Gospel must not be kept hidden because of fear or indifference. It was never meant to be hidden away in private. It has to be put on a stand so that people may see its light and give praise to our heavenly Father.”

—St. John Paul the Great, Homily, Denver, Colorado, August 15th, 1993

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