I've been asking myself this same question but with very different words over the past few weeks:
"If no Christians support a ministry, is it a ministry?"
Maybe I need to clarify the question:
If only 10 to 20 percent of the material and financial donations for a ministry come from people who identify themselves as strong, Bible-believing, church-going Christians, is that ministry only a ministry to the same percentage?
Here's why I ask…
Only 10 to 20 percent of the material and financial donations for this Relational Ministry that God has placed upon my heart have come from people who identify themselves as strong, Bible-believing, church-going Christians. Is this ministry only a ministry to that same percentage?
Well, let's look at the evidence…
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When I travel to Emerald City and its surrounding bridge communities, I deliver water and bananas, clothes and conversation in a friendly way. I encourage these men and women to share their story with me without casting judgment. I offer hope through these conversations and handouts such as these above and to the left and right. I provide blankets, Band-Aids, ibuprofen, individual triple antibiotic ointments packets, books, occasional lunches or dinners and more. I have visited two Emerald City residents in jail, written to a judge on behalf of one, sat with family members in court, identified a near-death medical situation, assisted two homeless addicted people AS THEY saved four overdosing people with Narcan. I have taken a few to detox and rehab. Several have gone to Urban Hope Church with me for Sunday Worship and Family Group. I have adopted a cat from one who needed to find a home for it so she could focus on getting life put back together. I have hugged and wiped tears from the cheeks of ladies who 'date' as they have returned from or as they depart for those dates. When any of these men or women ask why I do this, I say "I do this because I love you in the Name of Jesus just the way you are." I pray with those who are open to it and respect the preferences of those who are not. I communicate with family members to the degree that the person on the street wants me to do so. I fill my car's tank with gas to do all of this.
Isn't this what we are supposed to be doing as Christians? Mathew 25:31-46 says this:
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.
I have presented these thoughts not to bring any glory to me. As I explain to people who have not visited Emerald City and its surrounding bridge communities when they thank me for doing this… "This is NOT me. Under my own will, I would not do what I'm doing. And yet, there I am, loving every moment of this ministry, never feeling threatened or endangered and always feeling blessed beyond words to share in the lives of humans who don't want to be nor do what they do on these streets in the City of Brotherly Love."
Good Christian People and Churches Thereof, I need your support to keep this going "In the Name of Jesus" at a much higher percentage than what I'm currently receiving. Scripture gives you permission, as shown above, permission that should be all you need to provide the items I've mentioned and/or the funds for their purchase.
While I completely respect the organizational process of churches deciding who to support and how, the needs are tremendous TODAY. Please contact me to learn how you can help me serve these men and women who are very often residents of our own nearby communities.
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 Sadly, this woman died of pneumonia two weeks later.