Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Scattering Seeds

Scattering SeedsShowing Love for the Homeless
By Carri Pratt

“Those who give to the poor will lack nothing,
but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.” 
Proverbs 28:27

My husband works in a major city and witnesses the effects of homelessness every week.

This has weighed heavily upon his heart to see men and women, regardless of the reason they are there, living in a bad place and needing help just to get through today.

These are people who need a blessing. As a family, he has prompted us to begin purchasing a few additional items each week at the dollar store and grocery store.

Items such as crackers, water, tuna, juice boxes, wipes, first aid, hard candy, cough drops, hand warmers, toilet paper, and toothbrush kits. We also include a tract and a small cash love offering. Additional items requested have been bus passes and hotel accommodations.

He has the children help to organize them into piles and makes up a few backpacks full of necessities to give to those he sees frequently around town.

We also make small bags for the children to hand out to people holding signs for help.

This is truly such a simple way to show God’s love for them in a deeper way, while fulfilling their basic needs.

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples,
if you love one another.” John 13:35

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