Just imagine about seventy “homeless” teens hanging out at your church building. How would you handle that?
Well that is what is up at Gateway this week. The Homeless Work Camp is the brainchild of our youth minister, Eric Petty and a couple of his friends.
Youth groups from Houston and Nashville have joined ours to experience a little taste of the homeless life while working hard with Habitat for Humanity and the Ronald McDonald house. Specifically, the teens are living on the floor in our gym and are not allowed to shower until the end of the week.
Yea, it is smelly work but they are loving it. And their awareness of the homeless plight is being raised.
I do not know about where you live, but the homeless population in the Florida panhandle only grows. I do not know the solution to homelessness, but I do know God has called us to minister to them.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you came to visit me. – Matthew 25:35-36