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Early this morning, literally on our front door step, was a young man. He was shivering with cold through to the bone. He had socks on his hands and thin pants on. He had spent another night outside, ill equipped. Taunted by demons (his words), broken and in need of warm loving help.
Right now due red alert COVID lockdown, this man is a potential COVID related statistic. He is seen as expendable, not allowed in buildings whilst the alert is on and viewed as a potential health hazard. Because of your generous donations, the man in question was given some warmer wear. His legs were as thin as sticks. His body was ravaged by the curse that is drugs, yet Jesus valued him so much that He laid down His life for this young man.
This man could have been your son, your brother, or your cousin. He is, to all of us, a fellow human being that Jesus valued beyond measure!
If we cannot bring someone in desperate need of warmth in from the cold, can you please help assuage some of the need by donating sleeping bags? There is also a huge need for backpacks, winter coats gloves, hand warmers, touques. and boots, as they are also an essential items. Please pray and give as the Lord leads and inspires.
Praise the Lord that Faith Academy has zero confirmed cases of Covid-19 to date! The Christian School Program continues to operate during these perilous times. Please pray that the Lord continues to open doors for home visits. During my visits to the families of these students, many questions are being ask about current times. The most frequently asked question “Has God forgotten about the world?” I remind the individuals that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever. It’s opportunities like these that we are able to show and speak the love of Christ into the hearts of fallen souls.
Our primary goal for the Christian School Program, is a personal relationship with the entire Holy Trinity for all students and family members. This means walking in the Spirit, having faith in God the Father, through our Saviour Jesus. It is God’s people that makes this Ministry operate through your prayers and financial support. I ask you to pray about becoming part of the Household of Faith that enables this very intentional Ministry to continue.
Howard is one of our newer residents in the Men's Addiction Program. He came here because of his meth addiction. He was dealing marijuana for years but when it became legal, he lost a lot of customers. He and many of Howard’s friends switched to selling meth. He began using the product and quickly became addicted to it. Howard was able to keep it a secret for the first five years, but then those close to him became aware of his addiction. He lost friends and family until his only ‘friends’ left were his customers. His addiction brought him to some dark places like shooting up meth under a bridge.
Did you know?
Take a look at the November 'Voices from the Street' Newsletter. This takes a little look at each of our 7 Ministries and shares our Christmas and Winter needs.
Please keep Union Gospel Mission and the precious people we serve in prayer,
| Voices Nov 2020 web.pdf |
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