Friday, May 1, 2020

Feeding the Multitudes in COVID 19

Long Lines are everywhere we GO. This is at TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK in Manhattan.
We pray that God is making Himself known and more real to you than ever during this season, of “Coronavirus”.  Although there have been many forced changes and in many ways some very good ones, we are wise if we recognize this “reset”.   For those of us at Street LIFE Ministries, these changes have not been the new norm as we are serving day and night, 6 days a week (though as the Beatles sang, it feels like 8 days a week). God has blessed us to be, once again, in the right place at the right time, “for such a time as this”.

These men are so grateful, not just for themselves but for their families too, and each time they say so. This is our honor, to help minister to their physical needs but also the spiritual too, as every bag has a Gospel of John and a JESUS Movie DVD.

We are meeting and serving more poor and needy and homeless people than ever before at 3 different locations:

150 men and women  - Each Tuesday & Thursday
feeding & distributing clothing, hygiene kits, socks and face masks.

100-120 men - Each Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday
we distribute food bags along with masks and hygiene care kits (as available) on Northern Blvd in Flushing.

15-20 Families Once Each Week
We make home deliveries in Flushing after we receive a truckload of food donation boxes (Hands of Hope) from Pastor Mark Perri of Immanuel Community Church in conjunction with Anabaptist COVID-19 Response.

We are so thankful for volunteers that have come out on to help us on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
 Some are from Abounding Grace Ministries and longtime friend Pastor Ricky DelRio

We want to give a BIG Shout OUT of thanks to, The United Way of NYC, Bombas Socks, CRU of NYC, Samaritans Purse and Tom Nolan, Pastor Mark Perri of ICC, The Anabaptist COVID-19 Response (Hands of Hope), Pastor Greg Woo, Faith Bible Hope Center, as we are all working together to bless NYC with compassion, love, and resources such as food, clothing, and hygiene Kits. We are also grateful to our Network, (FMCI- Federation of Ministers and Churches) and some of our local supporting churches for extra financial gifts and prayers as well. Bethany Church of NJ has and continues to donate tons of clothing and most recently, gave an appeal on their streaming service last Sunday for additional participation! We give God the praise for all these ministries and churches as well as individuals who are joining with one heart and mind, and purpose for God’s Kingdom!

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