Friday, June 3, 2011

Feeding the Needs. . .

"He who oppresses the poor reproaches his
Maker, but he who honors Him has mercy on
the needy."
Proverbs 14:31

This next verse is how I want to live!:
Proverbs 31:20:
"She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she
reaches out her hands to the needy."

We went out to the park in Pomona (every
other Thursday night a group goes) and
now that it's warming up and staying light
later, we are getting a bigger crowd again.
We had over 20 people that came. After we
feed them a warm, home-cooked meal, we
share a message from the Bible and then
we pray with them.

A couple of them have dogs and when we went
this time, one of the dogs had puppies.
They were so cute and my boys loved it!

Here are the boys with the puppies and
Chris and Kevin (two of the people we've met)

The boys were so happy to hold them and
were begging to bring one home!

This is Eugene (another man we've met)

Jake really wants a dog!

Larry explaining parts of the Bible to
Jeff. Jeff spent time at U-Turn for Christ
getting off his addictions. He is doing much
better but still struggles a bit. Lift him
up in prayer please. God is doing a work.

More one on one encouragement

This is "Big Mike"- the kids call him the
"Cookie Man" because when they first met
him and offered him cookies, he jokingly
grabbed the whole bag and the boys didn't
know what to think. He shared with everyone
about a couple miracles God has done in his
life recently. He was spitting up blood and
had cancer and after going to jail for giving
the cops wrong information in identification,
he was able to get the treatment he needed.
He believes God spoke to Him in his darkest
moment. We are praying that God releases
all of these men and women from addictions
and bondages. Jesus loves them as much
as He loves us and wants every person to
know Him as Lord.

After going, I ALWAYS am encouraged and
blessed. I was overwhelmed last time the
group went and didn't make it, but realized
that it was probably the very thing I needed.
When you go serve others, God ends up blessing
you in return! I also was so blessed to see
my boys sitting there with these men who
live on the streets and treat them like they
were just another person. That is what Jesus
would do and I want to raise them to be like

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