Your financial help makes it possible for me to befriend, serve and love the homeless and hurting with the gospel of Christ.
For years, I prided myself in living an “upright” life. So in my mind, people would know that I loved Jesus by the way I lived, and they would just want to hop on the bandwagon of Christianity. God has been chipping away at that lie quite a bit since my arrival here in Louisville. Jesus chose the church to spread his gospel, and I am part of that church. My actions certainly can be evidence of his saving grace, but they are not enough. Here at Jeff Street, we are trying to help people holistically. It’s not enough to just meet a person’s physical needs without giving them the tools to find transformation in Christ. It’s not enough to just show the love of Jesus without telling others about Him.
Romans 10:14-15 says, “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” Well, my feet have been pretty dusty, muddy in fact, but that is where I see the beauty of grace. Jesus’ death never stops shaping me; His suffering and tears on my behalf never stop washing away the grime of my sin and “foot condition.”The more I learn about my Savior, the more I am amazed and the more I realize, I have a heart condition as well. My prayer is that He keeps molding me to be a little more like Him every day.
I want to thank everyone for their support of Jeff Street and the Hope team ministry. I couldn’t have started this and won’t be able to continue without your prayers. God keeps confirming over and over that I’m definitely supposed to be here. One of these ways is through your financial support. I am overjoyed to tell you that I have met my personal goal. Unfortunately, Jeff Street is in a tight spot, especially in the summer months. For whatever reason, donations are scarce at this time. Our team is about $20,000 dollars short of meeting our entire goal, and much of Jeff Street’s support (air conditioning, plumbing, programs for residents, food) is dependent on the Hope Team at this time. If you are able, please consider giving whatever amount, no matter how small. But more importantly, please continue to lift up this ministry in your prayers.