Reaching Out to Serve our Brothers and Sisters in Need
We had the awesome privilege of giving over 80 toiletry care packages to our friends experiencing homelessness. One of our volunteers brought 90 turkey and ham sandwiches that we were able to give away! We partnered with Rob Williams, who runs Homeless Outreach: CALM(Compassion-Aid-Love-Mercy) out of Towson, MD, and received a ton of blankets and winter accessories to give out. While serving we met quite a bit new friends because some of our friends had been displaced since the blizzard took place earlier this year. It was awesome to serve with the volunteers! They really did a great job serving our friends and making them feel welcomed and loved. I enjoyed watching them engage in conversation with our friends, and extending themselves to ensure that our friends had what they needed. I was able to see how much eye contact from our volunteers to our friends made a positive difference in our friends demeanor. It was just an awesome reminder that whenever I see any of our friends on the street, to make eye contact. Eye contact reminds us that we are important and human. We had a few new volunteers who thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to serving next month!
A few of our friends asked for prayer for their health, safety, sanity and shelter. While we were able to pray with them on the spot, I am asking that you join us in continuing to pray for them for these specific areas. As always,thank you for your prayers, donations, and compassion for this ministry. It is not in vain. I am excited to see what God is going to do through you all for our next event!!