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Gum Moon Women’s Residence: 100 Years of Turning Faith, Hope and Love Into Action

A message from Hortense Tyrell, Executive Secretary for National Ministries, at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Gum Moon Women’s Residence, a United Methodist Women National Mission Institution.

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.” Gum Moon can boast both quality and longevity.

Your programs have touched lives from childhood into the senior years. You are about the freedom to dream and the opportunity to see dreams realized. Your history is the stories of women who imagined a better, more caring, more inclusive Christian family, and you’ve set about fulfilling those dreams in the downtown San Francisco area and beyond.

The ability of this fine institution to sustain programs that offer a safe and healthy environment for women and children is rooted in its management’s faith.

Your ability to keep these doors open even in these challenging financial times is rooted your hope for the people you serve.

Your ability to nurture the young, the elderly and those in between is rooted in your love for all of God’s children.

Your ability to change lives through empowerment is rooted in your action.

Happy birthday, Gum Moon! May God richly bless all those who are associated with this fine institution as it continues its rich heritage of turning faith, hope and love into action.

Last Updated: 04/12/2014

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