Wednesday, February 6, 2013

60 Visits...And Counting!

Hard to believe we have made around 60 visits to witness to Augusta’s homeless community.  We have had some life-changing encounters, and have learned a lot along the way.  This past visit was no different…as we were wrapping up at Mercy Ministries, a young man came to talk with us.  The events of his life had a significant impact on the group—murders, abuse, prison, etc…all things that most of us only see on the news.  His account of just a few of these experiences had us almost in a state of shock--
Our bi-weekly visits give us a glimpse into the lives of strangers--from the depths of life’s challenges, to the success stories and victories that are shared with us…Yes, there are great stories and great things happening when people are given a chance to get their lives back on track.  One gentleman has been so excited the last few trips to tell us he is a few weeks away from graduating the Salvation Army program, and already has a full time job line up.  Others are actively pursuing work on a daily basis.  Others share their appreciation for both the physical items we bring, as well as the devotions we share with the groups.  Others tell us about how what we are doing has given them some hope and a different outlook on their lives.
We have had the opportunity to speak to a few different churches—Warren Baptist and Trinity on the Hill—to share our story and what we are doing.  Our goal is to continue to do this and get small  groups, businesses, and individuals to support our ministry.  Things like sponsoring a breakfast, buying a package of socks or soap can go a long way in providing for our neighbors.  We consistenly bring a message of Good News, and our goal is to continue and grow our ministry. 
There are numerous ways to get involved and be a part of something that has an eternal impact on someone.  Is there anything more important than that?  We would love to have your help, ideas, time, financial assistance, etc…. 
The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few…

Graham for Kingdom Here