“Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” ~ I John 3:18
We are passionate about proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all those who need to hear the Good News and firmly believe the greatest suffering is that of eternal suffering; an eternity in hell, separated from God. With that said, we want to be deliberately clear that compassion ministry as a whole, and in itself is NOT the Gospel and does not have the power to transform sinful lives or save a soul but it is without question as seen in the scriptures, the clear implications of those who have truly been regenerated and saved by the power of the Gospel. We believe that Bible clearly teaches all true Christ-followers, whether they are evangelists or not, to proclaim the Gospel. But while we do, we must also demonstrate the radical transformation that the Gospel has had on our lives and love our neighbors as ourselves. In other words, our demonstration must match our proclamation. We believe one of the greatest demonstrations of the how the Gospel has changed us is through compassion ministry.
Because we live in a fallen world, it is plagued with hurting people who are suffering from the effects of the sin that plagues our world. These suffering and hurting people include the poor and less fortunate, the elderly , those in prison, the sick and addicted, the brokenhearted, orphans and widows, and whoever else in need that Jesus puts in our path.
The Poor & Less Fortunate
Jesus is very clear about His heart for the poor and those in need. We are committed and passionate about holistically serving them through trying to meet their physical/material needs as well as, the most important need their spiritual needs.
Our Compassion ministry lovingly plans gatherings to meet the needs of the less fortunate. We love through action by planning, preparing, and serving meals to those in need, and love with truth by sharing the message of the Gospel with all those that come to eat. We feed them physically with a meal, and because as Jesus said “Man does not live on bread alone” We feed them spiritually with the Word.
One of the most forgotten people groups in our society is the elderly. Jesus however, has not forgotten about them, and has called His followers to care for, love and share the Good News of the Gospel with those who are in their later years with the day they will stand before the Lord close at hand.
We currently make visits to convalescent homes, where we sing hymns and songs of worship, preach a short word, and visit with the men and women living there.
We are also in the developing stages of beginning an elderly companion ministry. It is our prayer and hope to provide loving friends to the elderly who will visit with them regularly, build and grow in relationship with them, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with them.