AUGUST UPDATE | In August we explored how to become more strategic about our mission.
Koren participated in an encouraging phone meeting with one of the leaders of Fred Jordan Mission, a successful faith-based program located in downtown Los Angeles. FJM ministers to the homeless and low-income in the city’s infamous “Skid Row,” while sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We received tremendous insight and guidance from that meeting and we will be acting on some of their suggestions in the months ahead. (I will keep you updated on these as they progress.) FJM also helped us to identify the unique nature of our organization and the incredible potential we have to partner with others for positive change in our region and beyond.
Gideons Arrowhead Camp
Koren and I were blessed to attend the Gideons July Camp Meeting and barbecue Aug. 11. It was a wonderful evening of fellowship. We led worship and shared about Domestic Missionaries and the evangelistic work being done.
We also learned of some possible opportunities and partnerships that we hope to explore in the near future. We can’t thank the Gideons enough for their continued support of this ministry, and we rejoice in our shared vision of reaching a hurting world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
You may have noticed the new “Donate” button located on nearly every page of our website. We are now able to accept online donations through PayPal. You can donate to Domestic Missionaries using your debit or credit card and immediately receive a printable receipt for your contribution. Please spread the word and encourage others to help.
First Mountain-Area Homeless Outreach
After receiving news that we have at least 20 homeless people living in and around Crestline, Calif., we held our first mountaintop homeless outreach Aug. 16. A handful of homeless people joined us and assured that there are others who need help. We held a small-scale worship meeting with Scripture and music, prayed with the people, and provided practical help in the form of care packages that included: a reusable tote bag, a blanket, hygiene kit, $5 food card, water, devotionals and a Gideons pocket Bible.
Many of the mountain homeless head back down to San Bernardino before the winter snows arrive, but the group advised that some of them stay and try to find shelter wherever possible.
Pilot Rock Prison Outreach
Fire season once again impacted our outreach to the men of Pilot Rock Prison Camp. Our Aug. 17 outreach was canceled because the men were busy fighting fires in Northern California and on the Angeles National Forest. Our next outreach is scheduled for Sept. 21.
There is much more on the horizon for this ministry and, as the Lord leads, we will continue to follow His call. A lot will likely be happening in the months to come, so stay tuned as we continue to update you on our progress.
Remember, you are a vital part of this mission. Thank you for your prayers and your faithful support!
Thanks & Blessings,