Columbia – The Mission

Double Q Duty

Today’s 4 PAX at Jumanji was only a start to what the morning would hold for YHC on a rainy and mid 40 degree day. After Disclaimer and opening prayer the PAX warmed up with SSH, TT Tunnel, Windmills etc.  Mosey to the brick pile select your poison (Block or bricks).  Slowsey to the middle …

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Missing the Mission PAX

YHC was asked to Q today’s workout. It’s always an honor to serve the men that have been or are currently in Oliver Gospel Mission’s Recovery Program. Numbers were light (nobody actively in the Program joined us…and we certainly missed them), but we put in some work and remembered those that weren’t with us. We’ve …

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26.2

Weather: 35, calm Disclaimer & Prayer Mosey for 26 sec, 2 burpees; rinse & repeat COP: 26 IW IC/ 2 burpees 26 TTT IC/ 2 burpees 26 LBAC IC (13 F, 13 R), 2 burpees 26 plank jacks IC, 2 burpees Mosey to track, stopping twice after 26 sec, 2 burpees At track we played …

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A Thanksgiving Request from the Oliver Gospel Mission

The Oliver Gospel Mission is partnering with several churches to provide a wholesome Thanksgiving Day meal to hundreds of Midland families.  A family will receive a box that includes all the foods that we’re accustomed to enjoying with our families and friends on Thanksgiving Day.  Check out the picture below for the box contents.  OGM …

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Filling More Than Bellies…Also, see the PAX list for more RESPECT than Aretha Franklin

Task. Purpose. Mission. A task without purpose may be completed, and completed well, but honestly how much impact is felt without purpose. How spiritually full is a task? A mission requires that task to have a purpose, filled to the brim with impact. If your mission is given spirit, specifically the kind that asks one …

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Improper Use of Steps at Finley Park Result in Encouragement the Hard Way

Nineteen men posted at The Mission today. Men from Depot and Strut, and ofcourse the men of the Oliver Gospel Mission (OGM), men with addictions who participate in a rigorous program at the OGM.  The Mission is considered your second AO if you’ve posted here once but regularly attend another AO.  Had a diverse age …

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Not Lost.

16 PAX posted at Finlay Park to shoulder our burdens together – 60# sandbags, sloshpipe, ammo can, and most importantly: this thing we call life.  Always great to see consistent participation and leadership by the Mission Program PAX, and to be reminded that the impact is mutual. #TClaps for the ruck and coupon loans.  There …

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Back Slapping, Block Toting, Gettin Better At The Mission

What can you say.  Perfect morning for the Sux.  Weather’s good, downtown Cola has that urban vibe not found in Irmoville with the street market, dog walkers, runners, paper readers and a Finley Park cancer awareness gathering complete with music and vendors …  and our audience.  It’s our playground. 12 PAX with a lot of …

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Special Opportunity for the Lake Murray AO’s

On March 28, 2015 a new kind of AO was formed in downtown Cola, somebody came up with it’s name-The Mission.  The familiar F3 mission statement applied:  To plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of the male community leadership.  What made The Mission a “new kind” of AO was the male …

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get better at #TheMission…

Just when you thought your previous experiences at #TheMission couldn’t be topped, this Saturday came along and took things to another level. It truly was a special day at #TheMission on Saturday. While it wasn’t the first time a TV camera was in the Area of Operations of an F3-Columbia workout, this time it was …

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How Do We Continue to Help the Flood Victims (Our Next Step)

On October 4th the world as a lot of people of know it changed drastically as the sky’s opened up and the flood waters rose. What came over the next days and weeks amazed me. The way that neighbors, communities, and strangers all came together to help each other out in a great time of …

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6 Months at The Mission

Six months ago, Columbia area regions launched a downtown AO to support the men enrolled in The Oliver Gospel Mission’s residential recovery program. In that time, we’ve developed a strong relationship with the men in the program, as well as the leadership over there. Here’s an update of what’s been going on… Mentoring The OGM …

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The Three F’s were Present in Full Force at The Mission

Thirteen got F3 at it’s best this AM at the well used and worth-every- penny- spent- on- it Finley Park. Did the park’s founding fathers envision men from different walks bustin their cans as they Bear Crawled the amphitheater, and climb the seven block walls in the July heat or grown men pull upping on …

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