Ministering to the homeless
“For I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
There has been a marked and very noticeable increase in social depravation over the past ten years. Unemployment is on the increase as technology replaces traditional manpower and families are living on much lower incomes than before.
Jesus taught that part of the essence of our faith is to give attention to the various needs and challenges of the poor and destitute. The homeless ministry has been established to provide a safe place for homeless people and those that have unfortunately fallen upon hard times to find shelter, washing facilities, counsel, advice, a mini food hamper, and a hot meal.
The homeless ministry ventures out once per month to key strategic points within the local community and Central London, to distribute hot food, clothing, sleeping bags and to offer moral support.
Each member of the team takes time out to listen, to encourage those that they meet and offer heartwarming prayers when requested.
The team is fortunate to have individual members that are qualified to talk about health matters and offer basic advice on homelessness and the organisations that can provide further assistance.