Do you have heart for the homeless? Do you have compassion for the less fortunate? Do you have a servant's heart? Love can make a powerful difference in this world, and isn't that what God told us to do?
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this, all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." NIV John 13:34-35.
Proverbs 28:27 says, "He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses."
Matthew 25:40 "The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these, you did unto me."
Who We Are
We are a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization/ministry that helps feed and clothe homeless people living under the bridges, along with sharing the love of Jesus in word and deed.
Our non-profit group is dedicated to aiding those less fortunate who live on the streets. We meet weekly to feed and clothe the homeless and to spread GOD's unconditional love. It's all about the love. Our goal is to let them know about the love of JESUS and that they matter to HIM. Glory to GOD.
This group is comprised of individual volunteers, (missionaries) whose primary focus is to be the hands and feet of JESUS. We are the bible in action. In effect, we are all homeless… Earth is not our home, our home is in Heaven. We minister, witness, feed, love, care, pray for, and talk with the homeless living in downtown Indianapolis. We are showing the love of Christ through our actions and giving them hope by letting them know that, not only do we love and care for them, but that they also have a Father in Heaven who loves them even more.
Organizational Statement of Faith
So many people ignore the homeless, partly because they believe there is little they can do to them. And they are absolutely right. In fact, it is not God's intention that we change them any more than it is His intention that they change us. Jesus tells us that we are one body in Christ. Everyone — rich, poor, every race, every age — has a legitimate role to play in that body. We may go to a homeless camp or an orphanage or a rest home with the intention of helping someone else, but ultimately, we will be helping each other grow together into the body Christ envisioned from the beginning of time. Our commonalities become striking when we knock down the false boundaries we have thrown up around our love. Think about it: every Christian is spiritually homeless. We live in temporary shelters, however modest or grandiose, waiting to take our places in the Lord's mansion. 1 Sam. 2:8 He lifts the poor from the dust– Yes, from a pile of ashes– And treats them as princes sitting in the seats of honor. For all the earth is the Lord's And he has set the world in order.
Food Program. We serve hot meals every Sunday on the street in Indianapolis, IN at 3:00pm. We meet up at the Hardees located at 921 E. Washington Street in the parking lot between 2:30 – 2:45 pm every Sunday. We go over some ground rules and safety tips to our volunteers, then pray together as a group. Then we caravan over to serving site. The serving site is the A.C.L.U. parking lot across the street from Hardees. We have a short church service at 3 pm then serve a hot meal and fellowship.
Is Formal Orientation Training Required
Dress for the weather. In winter, several layers are better.forgiveness 1 Never go help the homeless by yourself outside the group. Be Safe! Don’t give out anyone’s personal info or cell phone to the homeless. Please leave purses & wallets locked up in car. Please don’t bring cash to gathering. Label your utensils and containers so they don’t go home with someone else. Never promise a homeless person something and not follow through. They remember and hold on to what you promise. Volunteers with Children – Please keep an eye on your children, while down at the gathering. We don’t know the backgrounds of our friends that come to the gathering. We encourage you to bring your children but ask that you trust your instincts to watch over them while around the homeless. Men, please watch over all the women and children too. We hear many stories from the homeless and we have to keep a discerning heart and remember to rely on the Holy Spirit and prayer before thinking we should use our own money to fix their problems, especially since we don’t have enough to share evenly. We need to teach them to rely on God and prayer before money to handle their issues. If we don’t carry money on us, we won’t feel bad about not being able to give them cash. We can always address specific concerns later as a group and see how we can help. When you talk with the homeless, always talk to them on their level and never down to them. If they are sitting, sit with them and talk. Look them in the eyes. Looking forward to seeing you and the privilege of serving with you on the mission field!
Our motto is "Homeless, not Hopeless"
Please spend some time reviewing our website to learn more! You can also learn more details about our organization on the 501c3 Lookup website.