"Serving God's People"
"Greater is HE that is in me, than he that is in the WORLD"
I pray that all is well with you and your family.
Worry or anxiety, concepts we’re all too familiar with, show up in our lives as stress and can take a physical toll on us. Worry weighs us down and causes us to miss out on what God’s doing around us and the blessings He wants to pour into our lives.
We went on the streets today and I guess you know by now that it is hot, hot, hot outside and staying cool is not an option, but a must in this heat. We did what we call an “Ice Water Run” and with it we served tuna pasta, fruit cocktail, sandwiches and snacks to our homeless friends. They get so excited when they see my truck pull up and the smiles start popping up everywhere. The awesome sight to me is when they see that ice water in the cooler. We give everyone 2-3 bottles a piece. The blessings are that I let them get their own water out the cooler so they can feel the coldness from the ice on their hands. It never fails, they start drinking a bottle right there while I am fixing their plate of food. I look up at them and today one lady said, “Lady T, I swear I think I just saw heaven. It hit the spot. I’ve been praying for some ice-cold water for so long.” I smiled at her and said, “Don’t worry, your prayers have been answered” ... and this happened many times today.
A young lady came up to the truck crying hysterically. She was worried about what to do, because she had left her “street husband” (they lived in a tent) because she couldn’t take the abuse anymore and she felt she couldn’t do anything right in his eye sight. (We think we have it bad living in a house with a fool, try doing that in a tent. WOW!!) She said she had tried to be the woman that he wanted but nothing was working, so they got into a fight and she left. Worried because she had no friends, no money, no home and no one to talk too. Worried that she didn’t know where to turn for help. I stopped serving and took her to the side and let her finish venting. Finally, I said to her, “take some deep breathes, drink your water, take this food and go over there by the curb and eat something before you make yourself sick. I promise you everything is going to be alright. Sooner or later, God’s going to turn this around in your favor.” She smiled and just said, “I believe that, I made the first step.” I was so proud of her because I could see the worry dropping off of her, IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT!!
We all have cause right now to worry about something, be it our jobs, finances, unemployment, COVID-19, bills or family. What I have learned is that when I turn EVERTHING over to God, truly turn it over, He works it out for me. If you haven’t tried it before, just try it now…LET GO AND LET GOD!!! This too shall pass.
Thank you to all our supporters, churches and other organizations that help us to serve over 500 homeless friends on a weekly basis. Thank you for all your financial support and supplies. Please, check us out on our Facebook www.facebook.com/Lady-Ts-Homeless-Ministry or website at www.ladythomeless.com. Be blessed, stay safe, sanitized and keep sane.
With a servant’s heart,
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UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST 2020
(please call for more details 404-316-0774)
We need peanut butter & jelly sandwiches made and cases of water donated.
Mon. Aug. 3 – MEN’S RECOVERY CENTER -serve hot lunch, then the streets
Wed. Aug. 5 – NEED PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICHES MADE
Thurs. Aug. 6 – THE STREETS meet at 9:15 a.m. (call for details)
Mon. Aug. 10 – MEN’S RECOVERY CENTER – serve hot lunch, then the streets
Wed. Aug. 12 – Clairmont Presbyterian Church – PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICHES
Thurs. Aug 13 – THE STREETS meet at 9:15 a.m. (call for details)
Sat. Aug. 15 – THE HOTEL/MOTELS – meet at 9:30 a.m. (call for details)
Mon. Aug. 17 – MEN’S RECOVERY CENTER – serve hot lunch, then the streets
Wed. Aug. 19 – NEED PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICHES MADE
Thurs. Aug. 20 – THE STREETS meet at 9:15 a.m. (call for details)
Fri. Aug. 21 – ASSEMBLY OF SUPPLIES -met from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Mon. Aug. 24 – MEN’S RECOVERY CENTER – serve hot lunch, then the streets
Wed. Aug. 26 – NEED PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICHES MADE
Thurs. Aug. 27 – THE STREETS meet at 9:15 a.m. (call for details)
Mon. Aug. 31 – MEN’S RECOVERY CENTER – serve hot lunch, then the streets
PLEASE CALL IF YOU CAN VOLUNTEER OR DONATE, 404-316-0774
“Be Somebody who makes Everybody feel like Somebody”