Winter goes on in East Central Indiana, the dark and freezing temperatures working in the ground and its seeds to prepare for the burst of growth that will come in the spring. Here at the Mission, except for a quick dash out into the cold for the Walk A Mile in February, we also have been busy indoors.
God brings us people looking for many things in these months: shelter, advice, a warm bed for a night, tangibles like food and furniture, a place to start again. Our men’s shelter increases by almost fifty percent with the cold and homeless, all of the chairs in the Family Service waiting area hold people needing help with heat, coats and food, the racks in our Attic Window stores expand with bulky sweaters and scarves, and our dining room is full of bundled-up neighbors.
As the Mission provides these services, we work from a belief that our deepest needs are spiritual, and we pray that as we open our doors, people are also finding His words for their lives.
“Know that wisdom is like honey to your soul;
if you find it, there will be a future,
and your hope will not be cut off.” (Proverbs 24:14, ESV)
Thank God with us for the privilege of working with our communities to help those in need and for the joy of searching out the lasting treasures of God’s wisdom along with them.