We had about eighteen visitors, a slower evening than what we've become accustomed to. It is normal at the beginnings of the month to have fewer people so this is not concerning. As the month moves along our numbers will likely increase and we'll be prepared.
Most people came for a bag of food and a bottle of water and juice. Others came to share their stories, one woman who had been in a relationship with a man we know came and talked about their breakup. She was very tearful and was grateful fo the chance to talk with Barb and Becky. It didn't seem that many people stayed long. I don't recall the temperature but we all noticed the bite of the cold air, that could have been deterrent for our usual visitors.
We continue to be concerned about a young woman we've gotten to know who has young children. News from mutual acquaintances is not encouraging, we pray for her safety and that of her children. We remind her and her friends that we are available to her any time and any day.
With the few visitors we had, there is not much in news to share and maybe that's a good thing. For the most part, it was a peaceful outing.
Thank you to all of you for your interest in Plymouth Street Ministry. We couldn't do what we do without you! Take a look at the needs list, and on behalf of those we serve, thank you so very much!
Please continue to prayer for those we serve as well as those who do serve.
Plymouth Street Nurse