by Bill Kear
On Tuesday evening, February 27th, a contingent of Hebron folks drove into the city to serve meals at two homeless shelters. At the Men’s Shelter, located on Smithfield St., over 80 men were served a meal by a collection of guys from the Tuesday Night and Wednesday Morning Men’s Groves at Hebron; while at the Women’s Shelter on Watson Ave., a group comprised of folks from the Sara Wally team and a few Hebron women served approximately 10 women.
The delicious meals consisted of chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, chips, salsa, and cookies & brownies, lovingly prepared the evening prior by a group of 5-6 Hebron women. But most importantly, the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, was shared in the smiles, handshakes, and prayers experienced while serving. At times, we all can be guilty of over-complicating evangelizing; it can be as simple as a smile, a touch, or a look in the eye, that lets another soul know that Jesus loves them, has never forgotten them, and they have value in His eyes.
The opportunity to serve was initiated by one of our Hebron Ministry partners, LIVING Ministry. The Hebron Mobilization Team recognized this as a chance to engage outside the walls at Hebron, and to carry the love of Jesus and the message of the Gospel to the least, the last, and the lost. LIVING Ministry’s primary focus is providing comfort and guidance to Pittsburgh’s homeless; all while sharing the Gospel and Jesus. It’s frankly a challenging mission that can use all of the support (financial, materials, participation, and prayers) that can be provided.
If you would like to discover more about LIVING Ministry, you can go to their website at www.livingministry.org
The link for sharing any financial gifts would be: https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/TheLivingMinistry/OnlineDonation.html
And lastly, a group of Hebron folks will once again be attending LIVING Ministry’s annual banquet on Friday, May 18th. It is held at The Grand Room at The Holy Trinity Center, and begins at 6:00 pm. It’s a wonderful evening of learning, sharing, and fellowship. If you’d have an interest in attending, please contact Bill Kear (Hebron Mobilization team liaison to LIVING Ministry) at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.