Building up a friend

A couple of years back God had impressed me to start a life group through the Oakdale Rescue Mission. The group started with a cooking class that lasted about 2 months, but as it got colder outside we cancelled till after the first of the year. These groups were supposed to help our homeless friends to stay off the streets during the day by learning about the Bible and basic life skills. One example of a class would be on being good stewards with our money by holding a budgeting class. As the new year started we were so wrapped up in our up and coming fund raisers that the classes were postponed. That was two years ago. About a month ago God impressed me to open these classes again but without me leading them. I was impressed with the thought of God’s temple and how we need to take care of ourselves. A thought came into my head of someone who hasn’t been to church in a bit and who was once a board member with me. She is a registered nurse and would be a perfect fit for what God wants. When I asked her to be a part of this special event she jumped at the chance. Starting next Friday she will be in charge of teaching basic first aid to our homeless friends! I am so happy that I took a backseat on this project to let a friend take charge. Our homeless friends will get a better education and gives my friend a new outlook on life. If you have a friend that can use some love today then help them through God. Show and encourage them to be the person that God created them to be.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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