About 24 years ago God began to call me into His ministry to the homeless. He changed my cold selfish heart into Christ's heart that was full of love and compassion for those in need. I began to take the homeless into my mobile home in the mountains. Several years later Christ called me to leave my home, business and life in the mountains to serve Him in an inner city ministry. Jesus asked me to give away my money and possessions and come follow Him. For over 20 years I have ministered in the inner city to the homeless and those in jails and prisons. God has been faithful and has provided for me all these years. By God's Grace I gradually overcame my severe fear of speaking or singing in front of people. I was given the heart of Jesus to unconditionally love the outcasts of society and treat them as if they were Jesus. Matthew 25:31-46. Jesus taught me to serve the least of these without judging them. The Lord opened doors for ministry and I began to preach the Gospel on the streets, four discipleship programs, nursing homes and several jails and prisons. I found the joy of being a faithful servant to the call of Jesus. Many were brought to the Lord and saw the Glory of God. I offered my life as a living sacrifice and God's Love has poured out through me to those in need.
The Lord is calling the weak, the outcasts and the hated in this world to come to Him and live forever in His Kingdom. "God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong, God chose what is low and despised in the world…" 1 Corinthians 1:26-29. He commands his servants to: "Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame." Luke 14:16-24. What an honor it has been to love these precious people.
I have seen hundreds of souls come into the kingdom. They were considered outcasts of society: "drunks", "bums", "addicts", "drug dealers", "pimps", "gang members", "hardened criminals" and "chronically homeless". Society considered them worthless and useless, but in God's eyes they were His beloved children who had come home to Him. All Heaven rejoiced as these lost souls, who were often rejected and hated by this world, entered into God's kingdom.
I currently work full time helping the homeless obtain and maintain housing and I conduct several weekly Church services in the jails. I have decided to devote the rest of my life to serving Christ and sowing into people instead of seeking my own personal gain. I offered my life to the Father so that He could use me as a vessel through which the Love of Christ can reach to lost.
I pray to the Father, "Lord, use my life as a humble vessel through which Your Love can flow to others. My life has meaning only when I am a servant walking in love. Remove all selfishness from my heart and replace it with the heart of Jesus. Lord, Love the world through me. Use me as Your vessel to seek the lost, brokenhearted and afflicted. Let me always see the outcasts of this society through Your eyes of Love. Lord, give a Your Love for the lost of this world and send me out to world that is perishing. Help me to love them unconditionally- without judgment or condemnation. Let me be Your ambassador to spread Your message of the Good News of the Gospel. 2 Corinthians 5.17-20. I am not on this earth for my selfish pleasure and enjoyment- I am alive to fulfill Your Call upon my life and do the work of Your ministry. Lord, here I am, send me. Isaiah 6.8. I am available to do Thy Will. Let me love those who are rejected and hated by this world".
Jesus is still calling His People to come follow Him. Those who love Him will be available to obey His Call!