Our time in DC with Operation Silent Night on the dark streets with the homeless was an incredible time as God continued to pour out His blessings on every person He sent our way! We fed over 300 this year while we had to turn many away. Next year we anticipate feeding 500!!!
Our volunteer, Ruth, on the left, with Jennifer, a homeless lady, that Ruth has seen every year for the last 3 years. Every year Jennifer asks to get a selfie with Ruth.
Some of our team members on the loaded bus. We had 15 volunteers this year from six different states, and everyone worked beautifully together as one heartbeat to minister and show the face and hands of Christ.
Volunteers Justin, and Katie, praying with a homeless man.
Volunteer James, from Costa Rica, really connected with this man in a wheelchair on Christmas Eve. The yellow straps hanging on the back of the chair show the packed duffel bag that we pass out. The bag is packed with several pair of new socks, a hat and muffler, hygiene kit, snack bag, roll of toilet tissue, (a basic commodity that we often take for granted) small LED flashlight, an umbrella, bottled water, and a can of Pepsi! The throw blanket on his lap was one of several hundred that were donated brand new. And it appears that he is really enjoying that cup of hot cocoa!
We seek to be a vessel, an outpouring of God’s love, to bring the good news to the afflicted, to bind up the broken hearted, to set the captive free, to comfort those who mourn, and to bring the oil of gladness and the mantle of praise to all that we meet and serve.
We undertake our mission through our outreach of ministering to the spirit, mind, and body, whether it be in renewal through silent retreat and prayer at WaterBrooks, through encouraging those with deafness and other physical challenges at Kennels of Levi, or through meeting the needs of our brothers and sisters among the homeless with Operation Silent Night.
We strive to fulfill our mission, not through our own might and power, but by resting on the firm guiding hand of faith in God’s providence, provisions and promises…for what He has started, He will so complete.