Team Belle - missions issue - Jaye
So my mind immediately went to doing a piece on missions in cities and in the streets. I went on a weekend trip to 'hang out with the homeless' as our leader called it. I was an amazing experience. So maybe something like: the homeless and you? Or reaching out - locally? Or tips for making a city missions worthwhile. I learned lots of amazing things about the homeless. Maybe even an info sheet? Like some statistics about homeless youth, bible verses, tips on how to help and how to approach. Getting over any fear and apprehension. As well as some websites for organizations to help if you feel called to do so. ? This idea is literally shouting at me right now! There are so many stereotypes about the homeless. As Christians we don't like to admit that we're wary of anyone. We like to say we love everyone, but many of us are 'scared' of approaching the homeless. What Christians don't realize, is that the homeless people know God more than we could ever know. NEVER expect to try to 'teach' them about God because they know Him! I met some amazing people on the streets and even went to a homeless church. I feel so called to go back. Maybe not for life but for a while. You don't need to travel far for missions when our own cities are crawling with people to help!
Sorry for the rant. I kindof just wrote while thinking and took you along my thought train!