Friday morning street outreach 10/01/14
We set off out at 6.30am, we prayed before we left and we prayed ON the streets, FOR the streets. The streets were empty but usually there is one of our beloved sisters on the street corners, and it was dark as well. But it is not the darkness or the emptiness of the streets that concern us its the emptiness and darkness of the beloved people that are within it. You can quite easily see it in their eyes when they talk about their lives, they have lost hope, but if they turn to Jesus He brings the hope. Jesus declared. “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty” (John 6:35). “My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” (John 10: 10).
As we finished and went for our breakfast we saw a young couple sat beside us who looked tired and hungry, it was the same couple from weds night that are awaiting their bond for accommodation. We bought them breakfast and asked them how the were. They told us a bit about themselves, we had a great conversation going and we told them about ourselves too. We then gave them advice and a telephone number of someone who can support them with accommodation, we then told them where they can go for additional support. Please keep these 2 people in your prayers as we have.
As we are in Christ we should show nothing but love and compassion for those who are poor, addicted, lonely etc. They are our brothers and sisters and they are the ones that Jesus fellowshipped with, forgave, fed and loved. (John 3:17) “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him“
So we ask that you please continue to pray for our beloved brothers and sisters as well as for us. And we thank you for your continued support.
(1 Thessalonians 5 25-28) Brothers and sisters, pray for us. Greet all God’s people with a holy kiss. I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.