Homelessness

Meet my friend Mickey! We met last weekend. While on my way home from visiting a member, I noticed Mickey pushing her cart on Camp Bowie. I couldn’t pass by without offering help, for in the gospel, Jesus stopped to aid people on the road. I asked Mickey if I could pray for her, and she said yes; then, unexpectedly, she asked if she could pray for me. On a busy road in Fort Worth, I eagerly accepted.

Everything Mickey owns is captured in this picture. Mickey joined us for worship last Sunday, and we provided her with temporary housing and other essentials. However, what’s more important is that we took the time to acknowledge and greet her. Mickey is a homeless veteran who served in the Marines for seven years, but due to life’s circumstances, she’s currently living on the streets while waiting for her VA benefits. She is actively working towards getting off the streets.

Countless individuals like Mickey are homeless, and it’s essential to understand that sometimes, it’s due to circumstances beyond their control. As Christians, our duty is to provide assistance, not to judge. What if, in the coming week, we each stopped and offered help to someone and prayed for them?

This Sunday, after worship, a few of us will go out to feed our friends in the Lancaster and surrounding areas. If you’d like to contribute anything, please bring it Sunday. If you can join us, we would appreciate your help. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Pastor Sela

Thank you for allowing me to share Mickey’s story. I received permission from her to post it.

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