Day 5 started with helping at Second Harvest Food Bank in Muncie, IN. Thanks to FHL’s Area Coordinator, Facundo Cortez for leading this outreach.
We had a tour of the facility and learned more about their operations during our orientation. It was good to do something repetitious like bagging onions while having simple conversations with the volunteers. However, we were strictly told not to rub our eyes, hmm. I got talk with a former President of a Bible College and also an officer for a Kiwanis Club in central Indiana. Two couples from Kentucky came to volunteer for FHL Week.
Later, I visited one of the food pantries where our volunteers have been serving for the past several weeks – International Gateway Community Food Pantry. This food pantry serves thousands of families a month! The operation is excellent but most of all, are the volunteers who serve unconditionally. Thank you to David Woodrupp for his heart to serve those in need. Also to Pastor Mark Brown and his team for leading this important work in the city.
The highlight of the day was at HRH where several ministries come regularly to feed the homeless (or houseless).
Last night, WAFER Homeless Ministry fed more than 100 people. FHL’s volunteers helped out in serving and in cleaning the dining room after supper. My friend Jonathan Wenzlaff, the Founder of WAFER invited me to speak. I shared about the difference between accepting Jesus as the Savior of your life (confessing Jesus as your Savior with your lips) and accepting Him as the Lord of your life (your life reflects who’s Lord in your life). Jonathan also asked me to lead a Prayer of Salvation for 2 men! Both he and his wife work full time and they dedicated serving the homeless every Thursday night! Thank you also to Don Hawkins for building a Diner dedicated for the homeless feeding and to Gene Miller for his heart for the homeless. NOTE: There are still nights where food are needed at the diner. Please contact FHL to find out more how you can be a part of this amazing outreach.
Day 5 of FHL Week 2014 was a display of God’s glory -from food banks, to food pantries and to the feeding centers. We have seen the power of God invade our communities and many people are receiving Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I as wrote in the previous blog, miracles are happening everyday! You can be a miracle for someone else today.