Living faith out in intentional ways everyday
So many times when we think of poverty we envision women and children in other countries, ones we’ve seen on television needing sponsors or those living in devastation due to natural disasters. It’s hard not to feel compassion, to want to help. But many times that compassion doesn’t translate to the lost, the broken, and the hurting who are standing right in front of us. Whether we are afraid or we do not know, we explain away their need, or have just become numb to arms outstretched asking for help, the reality is that many times we just simply don’t ‘see’ them. But they are real people whose lives matter to God and should matter to us, the question then becomes will we reach them?
In Matthew 25 Jesus talks about feeding the hungry, giving the thirsty something to drink, visiting the sick and the imprisoned, and caring for the stranger in our midst. He goes so far as to say ‘whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me’. That’s a powerful statement, and for those of us who claim to follow Christ it is a clear picture of what God expects of those who love Him.
The Care Local Project is about living out our faith and reaching those in our community who need to experience the love of God in a real and tangible way. We meet, package food and toiletries and other necessities and then we drive through the streets looking for them, for those who need to see the love of God in action. We feed them, we talk to them, we pray for them. And it never fails that when we return, we are changed, because that’s what love does… it changes us.
For more information about how you can join us for a Care Local Project, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need your help and support in standing with this project.