Would you please consider these on-going needs?
For our staff – that we remain focused on Jesus Christ and show His compassion & concern; that we don’t have unresolved conflicts; that we are patient.
For our guests – that they hear the Gospel and come to faith in Jesus Christ, that they experience new lives in Christ, that they persevere in doing what’s right.
For our donors – that they would be blessed in their giving, that they would give “as unto the Lord.”
There is no government involved. We use cash gifts for utilities, insurance, salaries, transportation, prescription medication, medical supplies, office supplies, training, some food and other supplies.
- Meat, soups, potatoes, cheese, noodles fruit and veggies, coffee, creamer, juices, baby food.
- Laundry soap, dishwashing detergent, bar soap, floor cleanser, all purpose cleaner.
- Cups, plates, towels, napkins, Kleenex, disposable diapers, coffee filters.
- Deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, combs and brushes, baby supplies, disposable razors…..
- Groups to supply & serve the evening meals.
- Individuals & groups to help with evening Chapels (must have Pastor’s recommendation).
- preaching, teaching
- music, skits and testimonies
- Office help
- Answer phones
- Data entry
- Stuff mail
- Evening & weekend Helpers- Work with a staff member, assisting in providing personal attention and care.
- Ladies Auxiliary
The Example of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)
- The Good Samaritan went to the one in need. He didn’t just wait in the office for the one in need to come to him. ( Matt. 28:19)
- The Good Samaritan had compassion for the needy one. He knew God had given him comfort not just so he could be comfortable. ( II Cor. 1:3, 4)
- He did what he personally could do-he didn’t just refer the needy one to someone else. ( James 2:16)
- He spent his own time and his own money!
- Within his means, the Good Samaritan invested in the needy one’s future. (Give a man a fish and feed him for a day; teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime!)
- He provided long term help by checking on the man’s progress (accountability) to consider investing more.
How can I be sure I’m really helping?
We ask ourselves the following questions.
(There are legitimate reasons to say” No.”)
- Have I prayed about it?
- What did Jesus Do?
- Was the need produced by an emergency or does this happen often?
- What steps is the person taking to avoid this situation happening again?
- Is the person working? If not, why not?
- If the request is for cash, can the legitimacy of the need be verified?
- If the request is for cash, might it be better to buy the item(s) personally and know what the money was actually spent on? (cash gifts too often go for drugs /alcohol)
- Does the person’s normal income usually meet the family’s needs? Does the family have a budget?
- Am I “robbing” my own family of needed money or time?
- Does this person go to church? Could God be using this circumstance to “draw him to Himself?” Invite them!
- Am I helping out of love? Am I considering the person’s best interest
- Should I invite someone else with more experience or expertise to get involved?