Homeless Mercy Ministry
"Then the King will say to those on his right, `Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' "Then the righteous will answer him, `Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' "The King will reply, `I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' Matthew 25: 34-40
What to Bring
- white socks: buy a pack if possible
- adult men's and women's clothing
- sleeping bags, blankets
- jackets, sweaters, warm hats
- water bottles
Who we work with
We team up with Young Nak Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles (1721 N. Broadway, LA 90031; 323 277-4093)
Contact: Anthony Kim: email@example.com cell: 213.713.4346 | flyer
What we do
We distribute food and clothing at a parking lot at 612 Wall Street, Los Angeles.
9:30 AM Sunday School at VPC : Message on mercy ministry: sort clothes; pack lunches
11:00 AM Church Service
12:30-1:30 Eat lunch at church, Finish packing lunches
1:30 PM Leave for Skid Row
2:30 PM Sermon
4:00 PM Completion of service
4:00-5:00 PM Food and clothing distribution
Recommedations from the youth for improving the minstiry: Arrive earlier, pack lunches in Sunday School to allow us to arrive earlier, participate in worship with Young Nak Church (Church service starts at 2:30 PM), eat lunch at church so we can leave earlier, take prayer requests from homeless people, collect clothing from school and church members, include verses with lunches, make lunches that have food that will not spoil, bring more socks. Team up with VPS to collect clothing.
Sample article for church bulletin:
Clothes needed for the Homeless Ministry (Sunday, _____________)
The Junior High School youth will be ministering to the homeless of Los Angeles on Sunday, _____________. We request your help in meeting for their needs by providing used clothing. Most of the homeless are men, so we are in particular need of mens clothing. Please bring the clothing prior to the youth room in Jonahs (the building south of the Sanctuary) prior to Sunday School on _____________. We need white socks, adult men & womens clothing, sleeping bags, blankets, jackets, sweaters, warm hats, and small stuffed animals (for pillows). Thanks for serving!