I am a man who has a strong passion for the less fortunate. What I prefer to call it is a God-given burden for people.
The city in which I live is one of the most impoverished and crime-ridden cities in the country. For the past 39 years, I have given my time and efforts to the homeless people of Flint and Detroit, Michigan. I donate whatever I can to them.
More than clothes or food though, the most important thing we can give is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There are so many in this world that feel hopeless. But we have this hope in God that can literally save their lives. If we have God, we have everything.
This past holiday season, I made and handed out 19 meals to homeless men and women on the streets of Flint and prayed with them. What’s incredible is that three of them received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 says, “Then Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
Although I give food and clothes to these people, those things are only temporary. We must keep our eyes on what is eternal. Matthew 6:25, 33 says “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
I pray that every person can be reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I will continue to do my part to make this happen.