The Homeless

As I sit in my comfortable home, I think of those who have no home of their own, who sleep in tents or shop doorways and those who sofa-surf. I am blessed to belong to a church who try to help these people. Once a week we provide a meal for them. That is not all, we give them medical attention from professionals and financial direction for those who need it. Many of our visitors sit and play chess and other games.

To talk with these people can be an eye-opener. Many have had difficult starts in life and then turned to drugs or drink to ease their pain. They have never really had a good start. There has been no-one on hand to point them in the right direction or give them advice. To undo the years of harm and hardship is nearly impossible. We make it clear that everything we do is because of our love for God. Many have never known love. Whenever we cook a meal, serve it, give medical help or financial advice, we we do it all in the name of Jesus.