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Sandwiches given to our clients.
We meet clients almost every day in the 12 blocks just west of the UT campus just as they are and right on the street. We get to know them and try to meet a need immediately. We invite them to our core events. We serve about 60 individuals this way every week. We also hold Wash Nights periodically.
As part of our relationship building and help to clients, we provide access to meals and snacks, socks, toiletries, clothing, and dog food. In addition, we provide bus passes to those clients who are working toward goals. We also provide college textbooks for clients enrolled in school.
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A client today asked me, “Why are you always happy? You must smoke pot every day.” I told him, “I’m not happy every day. But most days I’m joyful. And you already know where it comes from, if you think a minute.”
He said, “I’m not sure I believe in the joy of the Lord. I did once, but I’m not so sure anymore.” Hopefully he will regain his confidence in what he has always known to be TRUE!
Volunteers also can show the joy of the Lord to our clients. It’s one of the reasons we ask you into the ministry. Please consider accepting our invitation to join us! You’ll be blessed
and be a blessing.
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