“John old them, ‘If you have two coats, give one to someone who doesn’t have any. If you have food, share it with someone else.’” - Luke 3:11 CEV
Sergio and Maria Rodriguez, owners of Amigo Juan, are wonderful people who truly live out their faith. Late this last year, one of our staff approached me, and told me they had talked with Maria about our youth group’s ministry with the homeless at the Randy Sams’ Outreach Center. She said they indicated they might be interested in providing one of the meals.
After a meeting with me and one of our youth’s parents, Sergio and Maria decided to provide the meal for Randy Sams’ in January. After we served that meal on Wednesday January 18th, Maria told me they wanted to provide all of our meals for the rest of the year! Wow! I couldn’t believe it! Really? All our meals?
Since then they have not only provided all our meals for Randy Sams’, but they have also provided a meal for Community Cafe on Monday March 26th. As of the writing of this article, they have provided, free of charge, over 300 meals! By the end of the year it will be approximately 1000 meals! Praise God!
This community of faith, from its very beginning, has answered God’s call to preach the good news of Jesus Christ. As a result of your extravagant generosity this congregation has a food pantry that provides families an opportunity to shop for groceries once a month, Community Cafe, that provides a free meal every week, and a ministry to preach the good news of Jesus Christ and feed the hungry that has captured the attention of our local community.
What should we do? First; we need to be in prayer for those in our community who are hungry. Second; we need to realize that everything we have is a blessing from God, and we need to give to others out of a theology of abundance! Finally; we need to continue to preach the good news of Jesus Christ through both word and deed!
In Christian love; Tommy Earl Burton