When we pulled into the parking lot at 5:30 we noticed a couple men over at the shelter already, and one of them was sitting on a bench hunched over from the cold. The other man came over for a bag of food and said that the man on the bench was 82 years old and was new. I went over to see him and all he wanted was a warmer jacket and some thick socks, which we were able to give him. We will see what more help we can find for him, but until that time please keep him in your prayers.
By 7:00 we had served roughly 25-30 people. Most of the rest were dealing OK with the cold, although not many liked it.
Please keep all our homeless friends in your prayers during very cold spells like this. They are allowed to stay at the shelter from 7pm to 7am, that still leaves 12 hours that they need to find warmth. And thank you for all the donations – whether it’s warm clothes or money for us to buy warm clothes – our friends on the street are very appreciative on days like this. Every night that I’m out there I hear many “Thank-You’s” and I wanted to make sure those Thanks get passed along to those that help the Ministry out in other ways also. So “Thank you!”