As you did it to one of the least of these…

The “Bread Ministry” is one of the evangelistic/benevolence ministries of the church here that ministers to the people who live on the street. Every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening a meal is distributed in the city square and a worship service is held.

The big annual give-away to the Bread Ministry people was held last month. Members have been bringing clothes and toys to the church building for weeks in preparation. Aureni and another lady spent all day cutting the legs off of pants and making shorts out of them (street people prefer shorts over pants due to the hot weather). There was a good crowd with many members from the congregation present. There was a church service with singing and prayers. Dennis Downing taught a good evangelistic lesson. Then there was a big meal and at the end when everything was handed out. It all went very well. This is a slow and patience-demanding ministry but one that I’m sure pleases our Father in Heaven.

 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

Matthew 25:34-40