JULY OUTREACH & ACTIVITIES RECAP | We had a busy month that included networking, outreach, lots of administrative tasks–and, of course, prayer.
Koren attended the Substance Abuse Provider Network meeting on July 9, where she shared briefly about Domestic Missionaries and also acquired more referral resources. The meeting is a quarterly gathering of all the groups contracted to help with mental health and substance abuse issues in San Bernardino County. Many of them provide services to the homeless.
Although all of the providers present–including the county Behavorial Health representatives–expressed the challenges of meeting needs with diminishing budgets, they have committed to working together on solutions.
You may have noticed that our website has grown by several pages. We have added information about volunteering and other ways to support our mission. Eventually, we hope to add an “online donations” function, and I am researching our options.
We are also at work on a host of other tasks, and will update you in the near future regarding our progress.
July 12 Homeless Outreach
More than 30 homeless and low-income people participated in our July 12 outreach in San Bernardino, Calif.
Although they wandered in and out, many joined us in praising God and hearing the message, “Our Secret Weapon: Worship.” One man got up and shared his testimony in song.
Click below to hear a snippet:
Everyone received a $5 food card to McDonald’s, a hygiene kit, a Gideon Bible, water, clothes, prayer and lots and lots of love.
We were able to refer eight people to area resources such as homeless shelters and rehab programs. Along with sharing Christ, one of our goals is to actively assist those who want to get off the street by connecting them with the resources and programs available. We also connect those with low-income with resources that help with food and medical needs. Locating these resources is an ongoing project.
July 27 Prison Outreach
Our July 27 Pilot Rock Prison outreach was canceled because the crews were on high alert for fire activity in the state. Please continue to pray for the men at Pilot Rock. The majority of their prayers involve concern for their families. Please pray that they be blessed with peace of mind, an understanding that God is in control, provision and protection for their families and also for their protection, health and strength in firefighting. They have already served on several big fires this year, and face several months of fire season ahead.
Thank you to our faithful volunteers, prayer warriors and supporters for your continued commitment to this ministry. We couldn’t do any of this without your help, your prayers and the Lord’s grace and Spirit. We are so grateful to God for each and every one of you.
Thanks & Blessings,