Today started out by going to Waterfront Rescue Mission. This is a shelter for those who are serious about getting back on their feet. Most of these guys come from being in prison and they have to go through an interview process in order to get in this program. It’s is a one year program that helps them be more responsible about life. The Bible is taught to them in daily classes. They help with daily routines of cleaning around the campus.
We we were able to meet a lot of these guys and help them with cleaning bathrooms, dining hall, helping in the kitchen, dusting, washing down the tables and chairs in all the rooms. We split up into groups of about 10 - 12 and was spread out though the campus helping.
At 10:00 A.M., we sat in a class with them as they took prayer requests and then listened as a lesson about Jesus was shared.
At 12:00, we had lunch with them. Some of our people helped prepare and serve this meal that we ate.
We were done around 1:30 and we came back to Redemption Church to chill, take naps (that was nice!), played in the gym, played games. It was a nice restful time.
At 4:00, we headed to Missions of Hope for Women in Mt. Vernon, AL. This is at what used to be a residence, but the house was donated to this mission to house women who may been battered, maybe drugs or alcohol, etc. There were about 20 women plus some of their kids with them when they came to our presentation.
We we met in a closed-in garage that was at least big enough for one vehicle. This room was tight, yet we manged to get all of us in there.
As we started singing, the ladies had tears falling down their faces. Now, I couldn’t see them, but the students told after what was happening. When started singing the song “Trust in You”, they immediately started singing along with us, standing up, some with their hands raised. That got to all of us (yes, me too). That really set us off to sing even with more power and joyful hearts while shedding tears at the same time.
Bobby did a great job when he shared the word with them. The Holy Spirit guiding him with the right scripture to share. It fit perfectly.
When we sang Death Was Arrested, they sang with us even stronger. Tears coming down, praising God for His Son!
After it was over, we got to visit with the ladies and it was great talking with them.
We then went back to Saraland, AL where our church that we are staying is and stopped at Whataburger and Goldfingers to eat.
This was a day that we needed to be a part of. We may have been a blessing to those ladies, but they were a blessing to us.
Today we start Day 3 with going back to Waterfront Rescue Mission. We will present our program there at 6:00 P.M.