At 5:30am when I got out of my door to head to Skid Row it was still raining. Our volunteers didn’t call me asking “Jennifer, it’s raining. Should we go to Skid Row?!” Because we all know God took care of it all these years. He will do it again while we serve, whether it’s not raining or not raining hard.
My classmates from TUMI came from different locations and joined us to serve and help. Thank you. Brothers!
Dr. Bob Lay, Dean of The Urban Ministry Institute started with a spiritual breakfast of Ruth 1:16: “For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.”
Thank Chosen Generation Church, Pastor Cedric Nelms and Jay Eaton for their support.
Give appreciation and thanks to our faithful volunteers, Karen Wheeler Anderson, her family and students who help rain or shine.
And our brother Jamie Jaramillo whose answer to God’s calling always is YES.
We thank God for providing all we need, even His light – Jesus’ light ALWAYS shines when we serve.
Let us give God a big applause and sing Hallelujah! To God Be The Glory. Amen.
Here comes Steve, a retired, humble, respectful veteran who we met at Skid Row 3 years ago. He’s come to visit from time to time just say hi. Last Sunday he came with his car very excited telling me he is working for Uber now. He got a job. He can walk independently. All these things happen because of God’s grace and miracles. Steve committed coming to serve the community he left 3 years ago. Praise the Lord.
POLICE OFFICERS SAID “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICES FOR THE COMMUNITY.”
Last Sunday we had double parked in front of parking lot. Suddenly while we were packing to leave, a police car stopped right behind our car. I immediately approached the officers’ car, apologizing and explaining we would move in minutes. The officers said, “Don’t worry. We just want to let you know that we thank you for your services for the community.”
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord. To God be the Glory. Amen. Amen. Amen!
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.”