Being homeless usually they are trying to hide their past, they are shy and feel shame, have extremely low self-esteem and this is blended with some sort of pride. It sounds complicated and hard to reach out to their hearts. The first time when I started to share the Gospel and my little mobile Christian library with them, I hesitated to hug them because of the unpleasant smell. I cared for them from a distance. They kept me at a distance as well. I couldn’t reach out to the unreachable to bring the glory to God. I was frustrated. When I got home, I wasn’t happy. I felt I was a hypocrite. My inward didn’t match my outward. I kept praying, asking God to change my heart and help me. Then the Word revealed in my heart:
Our Lord, Savior Jesus Christ reached out to the lepers, why can’t we?
The first greatest commandment is: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
The second greatest commandment is: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Now they are my friends; even some who claimed they were Jewish or Muslim before, started reading Christian books.
God is working around us and through us to accomplish the work for the Kingdom all the time. Reach out to the unreachable, touch the untouchable. God will do the rest. We need to grasp every opportunity that God puts in our hand. That’s a command not a suggestion!
Reducing the homeless population of Skid Row IS POSSIBLE, But we need your help! Jesus Knows My Name Ministry is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization which makes all donations to us tax-deductible and your contribution will bring us closer to our goal. This Ministry is directed by a board of ministry leaders. Our newest project aims to reduce the the homeless population on Skid Row by extending our services to individuals by helping them with a Christian home to start their new life with Christ.
We would like to thank you for considering this opportunity to partner with our organization. If you have any question about our organization or our Reduce Homelessness on Skid Row project. Please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Yesterday some brothers and sisters asked me “Jennifer are we still meeting at Skid Row if it’s pouring?”. “Yes. It will stop when we get there.”
Yesterday till 9:20pm I couldn’t find anyone available to help us to pick up burgers at 7:45 am this morning and bring them to Skid Row to serve. The only choice at that time was – I pick up and have no time to share the message with our friends. I prayed for God’s will. Sure enough, at 9:30pm brother Jamie Jaramillo who I didn’t ask, offered to help. I shared the Happiness with our Church. And shared the message of How to be Happy as God’s plan.
No Joy – No Strength. It’s not your problems that are problems. It is the way you see your problems. When God and others are more important to you than yourself, that’s where you find your happiness. Our true happiness is in Jesus and our future with Him. If we are faithful, we can have unspeakable joy and fullness of glory now, in this life.
2 Corinthians 4:18 (ESV) – “as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
Today is the first day of the year again. We give thanks to our Heavenly Daddy for His provision and guidance leading us to accomplish His work on earth. We also thank all our friends’ for their support and unceasing prayers. By God’s grace let us do it again!
In 2019 be a Jesus Knows My Name Ministry – Church without Walls partner by clicking Donate on the menu above and making donation(s) to help the poor and hungry, and fulfill God’s vision of transitional housing to provide further assistance with spiritual education and job training to help our friends back on their feet.
“Two are better than one, because they have better return for their labor.” ~Ecclesiastes 4:9