Archive for March, 2015

March 31, 2015

Find Myself Humbled By The Bible



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March 29, 2015

Faith Unseen


Joyful toon

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March 26, 2015

Recovering Client Baptized


The street has been hard lately. Threats on me, drama and aggravation all around us (a particular drug called K2 is driving a lot of this negative behavior by otherwise awesome people). 

But heard from a recovering client today. One of those people I’ve known from the start of ministry. He’s struggled, tried all sorts of things, but never quite been able to break his dependence on the street and traveling. He called to let me know he was baptized 2 weeks ago! 


Robert Lane


He’s in a rescue program in Knoxville, Tennessee; training as a chef. He’s doing well but feels an isolation as he makes choices that his friends can’t support or don’t fully understand. He asks for prayers to stay focused and not be tempted to go back to traveling and the streets ever again. He’s so excited about how he is changing into a new person.



“Knoxville TN skyline” by Nathan C. Fortner


At the rescue, this client makes and serves meals for 300 people daily and is looking forward to working as a chef as part of a halfway house graduation program in a few months. I shared with him the difficulty of late, and he encouraged me to stay the course.

“Seeds must be planted and you do a great job. I watched you as you started the ministry. I watched as you volunteered at Phase first and then started doing your own Bible study things. It’s what people need. I know you’re not perfect, but I’ve never seen you do the wrong thing. It took me a long time to get there, but I think I have finally got it now. I feel like a new person entirely.”

Bible Gateway CJB Version
The Bible tells us to count the cost of following Jesus. I think many come to know what that means over time. But if I am to count the cost, then I also insist on tally the rewards. Store your treasure in the Kingdom is good advice, and phone calls like this one help keep the Kingdom balance sheet in the black. 
Thanks And Glory Be To God!

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March 24, 2015

View Videos About The Street Youth Ministry


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March 22, 2015

A Cigar Box Guitar


Amazing cigar box guitar made by a homeless young client!

We are raising funds for music supplies.

Click to give what you are able to donate.

 Thank you!

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March 19, 2015

Clients Enjoy Art Supplies


Here is more art created by our clients.

Donating just $5 will help us buy more art supplies so clients can continue to create art.

Thank you!

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March 17, 2015

Art Supplies Spurs Creativity


If you can, please donate $5 to help buy art supplies for our clients; they can keep expressing themselves.

Click here.

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March 15, 2015

Forgiveness Frees The One That Forgives Too


Joyful ‘toon

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March 12, 2015

Clients And Facebook


I don’t really know if the ministry would be possible without Facebook. Certainly it would be different. We use it for lots of things, but the best thing is a stable way to keep in touch with clients!

Sharing a note from a recovering client we had received:

“I’m doing good. It took a while but i mended things with my family. Before then I held a job and stopped the dumb drugs. Now I’m looking forward to my daughter! I’m having the baby in one month, and I’m home with my mother–off the streets. Today is a good day! I’m doing good thanks for all you’ve done to help me when I was homeless. Now I’m doing better for myself. I hope everyone still there does the same!”

From the clients lips to God’s ears.

Amen.

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March 8, 2015

Do You Have A Grace Radio?


Just as we cannot hear radio waves without a radio receiver, so we cannot receive GOD’s grace without faith, and that faith itself is a gift to us from GOD.
 

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