Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Feeding the Homeless at "Street Life"
July 18, 2011

On July 17th, several volunteers from our Synergy Young Adults ministry and a couple of our small groups joined forces to feed over 100 homeless people downtown at His Place Ministries.

We bought, prepared, and served the meal (spaghetti w/sides, brownies, and drinks), and had the privilege of building relationships with several of our homeless guests, offering the love, friendship, and hospitality that Jesus has shown us.

This particular time, we also served alongside other volunteers who are residents of "Restoration House," which is an addiction recovery ministry run by His Place Ministries.

I had the privilege of meeting "Ricky" (pictured to the right) whom I got to know a little while serving with him.  He is currently a resident of Restoration House and was so excited to tell me about his new faith in Christ.  He was baptized by Pastor Terry (of His Place) recently, and couldn't stop talking about how God had helped him overcome his addiction.  God is so good!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Flip Flop Service Project for Serene Harbor Shelter
July 13, 2011

In late June, one of the members in Billy Bright's small group took the initiative to lead a service project for a local women's shelter called Serene Harbor, which houses female victims of domestic violence.  Another one of our small groups heard about it and teamed up with them.  Together, they were able to collect and donate 64 pairs of brand new flip flops for the ladies at the shelter.

In 2010, Serene Harbor helped 200 women and 77 children with 3,909 nights of shelter stay.  They provided these women and children with over 5,837 hours of counseling, as well as food, toiletries, and other necessities.  Click here for more information about Serene Harbor.

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