Love and Greetings in the Name of Jesus!
A ministry update is long overdue! Worship continues every Sunday at 3 pm in Finlay Park, and Pastor Oscar and his team continue to serve the homeless in Columbia. They are providing bottled water daily in the park, as well as bag lunches when able. Clothing is distributed following worship, and also at 10 am Mondays and Thursdays at the U-Haul storage unit. Bible study continues 3 times a week, and Pastor Oscar continues to provide counseling and assistance as needed. Summer needs continue as follows:
- Bottled water (Many thanks to those folks who have already donated this summer! Your gifts are so very much appreciated!) As many as 20-25 cases can be needed daily in hot weather, so donations will be needed through September.
- Men's clothing (inventory is low)
- Critical Need- men's socks and underwear (must be new)
- Bag lunches (or sandwich fixings). If anyone would like to contribute bag lunches, you would be a blessing to many! Please call Pastor Oscar if you would like to help with this effort (803.406.0724)
- Financial assistance (or a sponsor) to help cover shortfalls in rent/utilities at Real House (men's transitional home)
- Queen size mattress and box spring needed for an expectant mother. The bed frame has already been donated.
- After worship meal provider. Group needed to bring and serve a meal (for 150) in the event that a regularly scheduled provider must cancel.
Please keep November 10th open for the Thanksgiving Bash. It won't be long before we will begin collecting backpacks, hoodies, and personal items, and organizing the meal.
God continues to bless the homeless through this ministry. Thanks be to God! We are ever grateful for your support and assistance! Blessings to you!
Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.