MAY HOMELESS OUTREACH | If Jesus decided to care for the people living in and around Wildwood Park, we imagine He would look a lot like Thomas, a homeless man who joined us during our May 30 outreach.

With a face so similar to the actor who portrayed Jesus in the Jesus Film and the Christian movie The Encounter, he certainly looks the part.

But it’s mostly his love, compassion and concern for his fellow human beings that prompts your heart to identify him with the Lord.

Can the same be said of us?Preaching-Group-Blog

Watching our volunteer team sharing the gospel and the love of Jesus Christ, we have hope that by the power of the Holy Spirit the answer can be a resounding “yes.”

About 20 people joined us Saturday for “church” in the park. Prayer warriors prayed for and with the people, many of whom poured out as much love on us as we did on them.

Heads Bowed-blogAll who attended received water, clothing, hygiene kits, food cards, and, above all, the Word of God—in the form of Bibles and a biblical message delivered following praise and worship.

We also shared referrals to resources that can help with obtaining housing and food.

Praise Report

For those who have been following the story of Charlie and Jennifer—the couple we met during our first outreach at Wildwood Park—we have a praise report. Charlie now has a job and the couple qualified for Section 8 housing. They will no longer be homeless, praise God! They have joined our church family in Crestline, and Jennifer now serves alongside us in street ministry. God is so good!Dist-2-blog

Thank you all for your faithful support. Your prayers, your volunteer service and your donations help keep the ministry moving forward.

Our special thanks go out to Jan and Betty Jean for donating boots for Ron, to the Lake Arrowhead Gideon Camp for donating Bibles, to the Hagar family for donating hygiene items and wash cloths, and to our volunteers Paul, Robert, Christine, Aaron, Diane, Jessica, J.P., Charlie and Jennifer for your loving service for Him.

Tony and Koren

P.S. Prayer requests and more photos from the outreach can be viewed on the Street People Facebook page. (And you can “like” us when you visit. Thanks!)