What a heavy and heart filled weekend this has been. Yesterday spent time working in my sewing room making new purses and bags to sell to help people on the streets while Felix has spent most of his week at the Lighthouse Church on Ridgelawn painting and cleaning. Then we were blessed to help a young family; dad, pregnant mom and a one year old that was homeless sleeping in their car get a hotel for a week. This was only 1 of several homeless families looking for shelter this week.
Then God gave Pastor Sonny an incredible message that He shared at the Lighthouse today – powerful!! Spent some time speaking with a beautiful young woman who was trying to convince me she can kick heroine without any help. Not gonna happen.
Wrapped the evening up at New Life Mission celebrating the baptism of our homeless friend that we have invested four years into. Praise God that He never gives up on us! This was a hard man to crack – – but he was always searching and I am so thankful for God’s faithfulness.
So tonight I am reflecting on this jam packed weekend and I never thought I would be a missionary in the inner city. I can honestly say that there is no place I would rather be than loving on the homeless, addicted and prostitutes in this community. My hubby and I have spent some hard days and nights in this ministry but nonetheless it is worth every single minute. I love to see God transform lives!! He is so incredible.
We are currently gearing up for our Mobile Ministry that takes place right on the streets, in the alleys and on the sidewalks every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. We need your help! Without God’s people investing in Offerings Ministries we will not be able to continue on the streets. Please consider a financial donation to Offerings Ministries, Inc. we are a non-profit ministry and your donation is tax deductible.
Every week we are taking Jesus to the broken in this city. Two weeks ago when I was preaching to my girls in jail and I was getting wound up – I said these words to them, I was once just like you then Jesus set me free. He picked me up, He cleaned me up then He sent me right into the pits of darkness to grab you by the hand and pull you out!! Just thinking about it fires me up! There was this one precious woman who looked at me and said, “Pastor Kim, you came here for me because yesterday I was going to kill myself.” Praise God that she didn’t and He put that word in my heart and a burning desire to go into the dirty nasty places and share Jesus.
Time is running out – – we have got to put our busy lives on pause and reach this place for Jesus Christ!!!
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