On April 15, 2014, we made our first trip to the streets of Orlando. That was four years ago! My head and heart are full of the people and stories we have encountered in the past 4 years. If you had asked me four years ago what this minisry would look like in April of 2018, I could have never predicted all that would happen.
I would have never dreamed that so many people would come on board to minister to homeless people. I would have never dreamed that we would have 3 evanglists on our team. The faithfulness of our team is a testimony to what Christians can do when they are willing to serve God. I would have never dreamed that we would have a little girl, named Malia, who would make sandwiches along with her mom and dad. I would have never dreamed that so many women would help make all the pillows that we have given out. To date, we have distributed almost 1000 pillows to homeless people and given about 1,500 pillows to the children at the Coalition For The Homeless of Central Florida. I would never have dreamed that we would establish relationships with homeless people. God has been beyond amazing as He blesses this ministry.
Today, when we went to Lake Dot, we encountered a man who almost demanded that we go to 7/Eleven and buy him a bus tiket to St. Pete. When we told him we could not do that, he became angry and verbally abusive to us. It was a little scary, but once again God protected us. Later on as we went to other places, we experienced nothing but grateful hearts. In fact, I heard at least two men tell us to "keep on doing what you are doing." Yes, we will keep on doing this until God calls it to an end.
Homeless People of Orlando, Florida
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
Orange County Correctional Facility
Friends and Families in need
Heart 2 Heart – Women’s Residential Seminole County