Sunday, May 14, 2017: Homeless Ministry at Share House in Vancouver, Washington on Mother’s Day.
A huge success as Beit Shalom Balevav set up outside the homeless shelter to make homemade doughnuts, distribute necessities, and hand-out roses to mothers and women who are less fortunate. We made several dozen doughnuts, on the spot, with a camp stove and pot of boiling oil. These were rolled in cinnamon and covered with fresh, homemade strawberry sauce. These treats were a big hit and several dozen homeless people stopped by and waited in line for theirs. They told us that they were so glad to have something uniquely homemade because “we can’t get authentic food like this living on the streets,” said one lady.
God provided a very pleasant, warm and sunny day for effective fellowship and rich blessings. Two very deserving mothers received brand-new, 6-person, domed tents as this has been one of the wettest seasons on record. A large box of new fleece blankets, a box of new backpacks were handed out, along with flashlights, hygiene items, fingernail clippers, clothing, jackets, and socks. One man — who let us use his camping stove to make doughnuts faster — was given a brand-new, 20-degree sleeping bag for his kindness. He was very grateful. The LORD Yeshua was praised this day.
Before leaving, we formed a prayer circle and thanked God for the love that was felt and for His grace and mercy towards all people. While each of us praised God, a man joined our circle and prayed with us and then shared his version of the “great controversy” between good and evil.
“Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.” -Luke 9:50