Tuesday, February 25, 2014

so much going on

I can't believe that we have not been able to update you in oh so long. We have been busy about doing the work of our Lord at One church mission and through the area and the world. If you have not come and checked us out at 515 south court street please make a point to do so.

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 1-6 and Saturday and Sunday 5-6 for supper.

We are so excited to see people join us and lives being changed on a daily basis it seems.

Some or our exciting news include having an administrator for One Church Mission. Pam Williams comes to us and is serving during the week day in and day out. She came as one that was receiving our services at first and then joined in and helped out and now has taken this on as her ministry. Very exciting to see this young woman of God take on this position.

We have seen our board blossom and grow to welcome this past year Clergy Daniel Cenci and Al Pearson. Very enthusiastic additions to our board.

We have added more and more churches that have come to serve suppers and have brought youth groups to help with construction at our new building and also to put together hygiene kits.

We have added a Sunday School group from Frazier that comes on the 4th Thursday of every month instead of having their regular meeting of study they donate and help out and provide lunch, cleaning, hygiene kit making and sorting.

We have added lunch every day to our supper offerings to those that are homeless and low income in our area. Lunch is Monday through Friday.

We are blessed beyond measure to watch lives being changed and people getting jobs and moving off the street into homes.

Come join us .... we need you....

Please continue to pray for our ministry and for our new building at 506 Montgomery Street. We covet your prayers. For that is where we always start in this ministry. God bless and keep you all in the palm of his hand.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Have you ever seen a scripture come to life before your eyes? We have:

Luke 7 The Faith of the Centurion

There was a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant. When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this, because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.” So Jesus went with them.
He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” 10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.

Our prayers, God's healing. Is God different today than yesterday? God chose to heal in so many different ways in the bible. The touch, with dirt, by his disciples, from afar. And the list goes on and on. But does he answer prayer? Does he heal from a distance today. The answer is yes. Case in point:

We were praying for a little one that had mental torture. She would cast herself down and say leave me alone when no one was touching her. She had fits of anger and she was only  2. We started praying for this little one. So many said she needed to have a laying on of hands. She needed baptism. She needed demon possession intervention.

Well, we prayed. We joined in prayer for weeks and months and then one week, many had the impression that she was released of this struggle. These were people that didn't know her. They had just been praying for her. She was in foster care and had been moved from home to home all her life.

Well,  sure enough, she had been healed. Her new foster mother didn't know what the social worker was talking about. This was a perfect child. No fits of anger. No tortured soul and a once shallow shell of a child was thriving and gaining weight.

A coincidence?  A healing? You decide. And yes she was baptized and continues to thrive yet today. Thank you Lord for letting us be a part of a bible story in the making.

Lord bless this little child and all those we pray for that are still today tortured souls. Crying out in their darkness for your healing touch. AMEN

Monday, July 15, 2013

Fund Raiser A Success

Thanks to all who made our 2013 "Tennis For Truth" fund raiser and new after event at the Capital City Club a success.

We especially want to thank Mike Harris our fund raiser chair for his tireless contribution of keeping the event organized and on track.

This year we had a great tennis event at the        O 'Connor tennis center on the 29th of June from 9-1 with a total of 34 tennis players participating.

A fun time was had by all and a great patriotic cake was eaten after a long tennis session and a great lunch.

This year we took the day event and expanded it to include a wonderful night extravaganza at the Capital City Club.

There was a silent auction; a light meal; a fashion show and a wonderful presentation of fine music by the first chair violinist of the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra: Robin Scott.

If you missed the event please mark it on your calendar for next year as we usually have it around the 4th of July.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wow, are we excited about the upcoming 4th annual Tennis for Truth fund raiser June 29th. This year we are expanding this event and adding an after event at the Capital City Club. You can read about the events and register at the link below. Please tell your friends and register and bring a group to the event. We will have a fashion show, music, and our famous silent auction. To donate silent auction items phone Debby Thomas at 224-1460


Monday, April 8, 2013

Journey Magazine

Thank you to Journey magazine for this months article. Please pick up a copy and check us out.

Did you know that we provide hygiene kits for the homeless to take a shower. If you travel and get those little bottles please consider saving and donating them. They are a perfect size for our kits.

Did you know that we go through some 100 plus coffee cups a day giving away a free cup of coffee to those that come in. Also between 50 -100 plastic cups for water.

Did you know we also use over 100 large and small paper plates, 5 pounds of sugar and several creamer  containers a day. Not to mention laundry soap and silverware.

God bless all of you that give to this ministry to help meet these needs. What a blessing you all are.

We never want to take you for granted. Thank you.

Publix partner

I guess we take for granted when we have so much that something as simple as a plastic bag can be a gift from God. But when you have nothing to carry your clothes in and you are walking blocks and blocks to the mission for a meal and see a couple of shirts to wear and you have to carry them back those blocks and blocks to where you sleep for the night ( maybe in a home or an abandoned building or under a bridge) a Walmart or Winn Dixie bag can be a gift from God. Wow, what a thought. But thank you to Publix for partnering with us to donate their used recycle bags so that this simple need may be met. We go through some 30 bags a day at the mission.