SEPTEMBER HOMELESS OUTREACH RECAP | For the handful of park residents who follow the news, “end of the world” banter flourished at our Sept. 23 outreach at Wildwood Park in San Bernardino.
Some scoffed and mocked any talk of prophecies or doomsday, while others appeared troubled by the violence—threats and attacks—around the globe. It was the perfect opportunity to share what the Scripture has to say on the topic.
We were blessed to dispel the faulty logic behind the recent “Sept. 23” prediction and pointed them to the Bible verses that explain what to expect when Christ comes for His Church. We also emphasized salvation through Jesus and the need to stay in the Word of God so as to know the truth and not be alarmed by rumors or headlines.
In some ways the recent headlines made people more receptive to the gospel message. Park residents also expressed more of an interest in receiving Bibles.
We prayed with those willing to receive prayer and shared the gospel. Several professed belief in Jesus and a desire for a stronger walk with Him, even if that walk for now was on the street. Two people remained undecided, but accepted Bibles and said they wanted to read and learn more. One man only laughed as we shared the gospel with Him, but we are praying he comes to know Jesus as Savior and Lord before it’s too late.
Along with Bibles, we also distributed food cards, water, hygiene kits, socks, flip-flops, and men’s pants.
Thank you for your support of this ministry. Please keep us in your prayers, including prayer for the Lord to send godly co-laborers into this harvest field. There are so many park residents who stand on the fringes that we cannot get to them all.
We’re seeking volunteers who have a heart for sharing the gospel and the courage and compassion to reach out to the “least of these” in the name and love of Jesus.
Won’t you join us?
Tony and Koren
P.S. You’ll find more pictures (and also prayer requests) on our Facebook page.