Special Report From The Coatesville, PA Resource Clinic

Wow! The Lord certainly did bless our first resource clinic of the year. Our set up team arrived at City Gate Mission here in Coatesville, PA at 7:30 this morning. There is lots of things to do during the set up; tents, tables, chairs, food, drinks, and everything else must all be put into place and made ready. Thankfully, our hard working leadership team makes it look easy.

After everything was set up, we gathered for final instructions and prayer.

Next, we enjoyed a powerful message about choices by pastor Gary Moore from Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church.

After the service, it was time for lunch. April Sharpe and Bekah Dixon were in charge of getting the BBQ served to all the hungry guests. We use volunteers to carry the plates to the tables and it’s a lot like eating in a restaurant. Within about ten minutes everyone was eating.

After lunch, we opened the resource stations. Our guests had access to haircuts, medical care, Bibles, reading glasses, clothing, birth certificates, resumes and more. The children enjoyed the face painting booth.

We want to extend a BIG thank you to all of our hard working leadership team and volunteers who came out to make today’s event happen. These awesome events truly are team efforts and we are thankful that God has blessed us with faithful servants who love people.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for lots of great pictures!

Here’s a total of today’s results

Salvations- 3
Attendance- 262
Volunteers- 126
Food boxes- 112
Hygiene- 132
Lunch bags- 144
Birth certificates- 19
Clothing- 110
Bibles- 44
Haircuts- 41
Medical care- 12
Meals- 438
Thanks again for your prayers and support!

Coatesville, PA Resource Clinic Volunteer Details

Welcome Volunteers!

 

We are excited that you have joined us for the resource clinic here in Coatesville. It’s going to be great and God is going to do great things!

 

Below you will find the different job assignments. Please look for your name and take note of the area we have you assigned to work. If you do not see your name, don’t worry, Steve Dixon will plug you in when you get there in the morning.

There are some helpful notes at the bottom of this page so please read it all!

 

Here is the list of volunteer positions feminine 

Registration

Person in charge- Denny Mitchell

Chris Russell

Lisa Russell

Matt Hamilton

 

Birth certificates

Person in charge- Adrienne Barbee

Host- Larry Mickle

Steve Battles

Sarah Sharpe

 

Reading glasses

Person in charge- Melissa Mitchell

Host- Tim Barbee

Trent Moore

Michele Downer

 

Hygiene

Person in charge- Melissa Mitchell

Host- Jesse Mickle

Art & Peg Bossard

Daniel Anderson

 

Clothing

Person in charge- Nottingham Neighbors

Host- Derrick Hamiton

Donnie Jennings

Dylan Dixon

Eric & Crystal

Brittany Jennings

 

Evangelism

Person in charge- Todd Crusenberry

Pete Adams

Mila Wagner

Colton Bell

Tina Bell

Nathan Jennings

 

Greeters

Person in charge- Joe Newsome

Allyn Greer

Randy Testerman

 

Coffee and snack station

Ronnie Ellis

Rob Hom

Jaden Taylor

 

Haircuts

Person in charge- Mark and Jennifer Helms

Host- Mark Helms

Jennifer Helms

Amanda Smith

Megan Helms

Anna Helms

Lauren

Melanie Adams

 

 

Servers

Person in charge- April Sharpe

Morgan Testerman

Megan Testerman

Marsha Hamilton

 

Cooking

Person in charge- Shaun Taylor

Rob Hom

Kathy Taylor

 

Food Plating

Person in charge- Beka Dixon

Beth Testerman

Melinda Hamilton

Donna Wilson

Steve Wilson

 

Drinks

Rob Hom

Toni Hom

Robbie Hom

Wagner kids

 

Sound

Michael Moore

Bibles

Person in Charge- Melissa Mitchell

Darlene Sakers

 

Medical

Person in charge- Kim Battles

Kelly Taylor

Regan Greer

Jen

Anita Wagner

 

 

Outreach

Exit O

 

Mentors

Person in charge- Travis Sharpe

Blake Battles

Will Perry

Noelle Griffin

Susie Brady

Melissa Brady

Sarah Bagwell

 

Trailer transport

Tim Barbee

 

Face painting/Nails

Person in charge- Tara Johnson

 

Katelyn

Olivia Jennings

 

Special Notes

The address for the resource clinic is:

City Gate Mission

17 N 7th Ave

Coatesville, PA

 

Arrival Time for Saturday morning

Please arrive no later than 9:30 am. If you are assigned to work in registration, please be as early as you can. We will begin setting things up at 7:30 am so anytime after that is fine to arrive. If you want to help with setting up the tents, chairs, etc, be there as early as possible.

 

When you arrive

The first thing you should do when you arrive (at the resource clinic site) is go to the registration tent and register. You will give your name and also receive a name tag. After that, you can help with with setting up.

 

Pre-event meeting

We will have a meeting at 10:30 am. We will give some final instructions and then you will go to your station to receive instructions from the person in charge of your area.

 

When you will eat lunch

All volunteers need to eat lunch before the event officially begins. The time for this is 11-11:45. There will be a designated area for you to eat lunch that is kind of out of sight. We need you to go ahead and eat so that when the guests begin to arrive you are ready to serve in your area.

 

Order for the day

We will be working all morning to set up and get things ready, but the clinic doesn’t actually begin until 12.

Here is the flow:

11 am-We start letting guest come in and sit down and have coffee and a snack.

12 pm- we will begin the church service

1 pm (or close to that)- we will open the resource stations

1-4 pm- everything is open and running

4 pm (or until last person is served)- finish and tear down.

 

Here are pictures from past years at City Gate.

 

Ministry Update 4-27-18

This weekend the Unsheltered resource clinic team is in Pennsylvania for our first event of 2018. Tomorrow is the big day and the location is City Gate Mission in Coatesville. There will be hundreds of people seeking our help throughout the day. They will come for food, clothing, medical care and all the other free resources we will be providing.

We are happy to provide those services because they truly benefit the families and individuals who receive them. However, our team understands that the real resource we are offering is not material. As a matter of fact, Jesus is not a “resource”, he is the “source”. He is the source of all that we could ever want or need. Our true desire is that everyone who comes to our clinic tomorrow would have a personal encounter with Christ himself.

Please help us pray for that to happen. Pray that when the singing begins, and then the preaching takes place, the Holy Spirit would convict and souls would be saved. We start at 12 pm eastern time and covet your prayers. We are extremely thankful for pastor Steve Dixon, pastor Michael Moore and all the others who are making this weekend possible.

Shaun Taylor has prepared some great BBQ and we are ready to go for tomorrow!

Supplies delivered to Baltimore church

Thank you Jesse and Larry Mickle for delivering a load of food boxes, blankets, and other items to Charm City Church in Baltimore yesterday. They loaded up a few days ago in Alabama and made they delivery yesterday on their way to PA. Pastor Michael Kemper is in the inner city where poverty, homelessness and drug addiction abound. It’s our desire to encourage him and be a help to him because he has a heart for those who are lost in the darkness.

Please pray for pastor Kemper and myself as I will be visiting him on Tuesday of next week to see how we can further assist him.

Preaching on Sunday

This Sunday I (Travis) will be preaching at Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church in the morning and at New London Baptist Church in the evening. Hunter will be preaching Sunday evening at Porters Grove Baptist Church in the evening. I’m sure Sarah will be singing too! Please pray for all of us as we minister this weekend.

New warehouse is coming along

We are making great progress on the new warehouse. The loading dock forms are up now and we are waiting on good weather to pour concrete. We are still in need of some materials and ask you to pray for this need. We think that another $3000 will cover the remaining expenses.

Thank you for all of your prayers and support as we labor for the Lord.

Blessings

A Sad Update, But A Brighter Future

Several weeks ago I wrote to you about a very sick gentleman in a remote mountain village in the Philippines. His name was Tatay Tildo and he was suffering from tuberculosis and malnutrition. Our partner and church planter, Raul Remada, met him while on visitation and was immediately burdened for him because of his situation.

When we were made aware of his situation here in the USA, we immediately made some monies available for food and medicine. We also provided money for his ongoing care and some so that his family could invest and have an income to help feed themselves.

Sadly, despite the efforts of pastor Remada, we received word a few days ago that Tatay Tildo has passed away. Despite our efforts, he simply succumbed to his illness and there was nothing more our team could do for him physically.

But there is a bright side. As pastor Remada was ministering to him and providing physical aid, he was more concerned with his spiritual status. And as a result of his concern, during one of his visits to the remote village, he led Tatay Tildo to Christ.

As I think deeply about this story, I almost feel bad for the sad feelings I have. I am saddened that our efforts could not save the physical life. But I rejoice in the fact that the most important mission was accomplished. He heard the gospel and believed on the Lord Jesus Christ.

So I am reminded that all of our money could have never done for him what Jesus did. Our money and our medicine could not fix him. Our plans and our means to a better life here on earth fell short. Our efforts for the temporary were just that, temporary.

But Jesus’s efforts don’t fall short. The salvation that given is a gift that will outlive medicine and money and worldly efforts at a better existence. Jesus has done something for him that no one else could do! Can you imagine the joy that Tatay Tildo is experiencing now? All of his life was spent in poverty and was probably a struggle the entire time. But now, covered by the blood of Jesus, he has a home in heaven and a much brighter future!

Thank you for partnering with us to help us keep the main thing the main thing!

Ministry Update 2-28-18

We were very blessed to be at Countryside Baptist Church in Guyton, GA this past Sunday. I preached in the morning service and then, before the evening service we had a delicious fish fry. Howard Dye of Dye’s Southern Catering came and catered the fish fry and everyone commented on how great the food was.

After dinner I gave a ministry presentation and they received a very generous offering for Unsheltered. We are always grateful when we have an opportunity like this one!

Announcement about our Facebook live fundraiser

I’m thrilled to tell you that two churches have offered matching funds for our Facebook live fundraiser that is quickly approaching. Our home church, Temple Baptist in Cullman, AL and Bel-Air Baptist in Augusta, GA are both giving dollar-for-dollar up to $1000.

S the first $1000 that is raised during the live broadcast will be doubled as will the second $1000. I am very grateful for these two generous offers that will no doubt help us reach our goal of $10,000!

All the details you need to know about how to watch and give to this fundraiser are below.

 

Here are the details

  • The date and time is- Thursday, March 8th, from 7-9 EST.
  • It will be a Facebook live video broadcast from our board of directors meeting in Pigeon Forge, TN
  • It will be on Travis’s Facebook page
  • Travis and April will be the hosts. Several of our team will be contributing with some “on-air” time.
  • We plan to tell some exciting stories from the mission field, give lots of updates and even answer questions from viewers.
  • Our goal is to raise $10,000.

 

FOUR WAYS TO GIVE

  • Call in with your card- the phone numbers will be on the on screen
  • Text- “GIVE” to 256-579-1571
  • Go to our website- unsheltered.org
  • Comment with your pledge

 

Of course, since we are a 501(c)3 faith based organization, we depend upon donations for our operations. This event will be critical to our first two quarters success in 2018 and I hope you will partner with us in that success.

We are depending upon our partners to pray, share and give for this event! We will have more details coming soon!

A Life Saving Mission by Travis Sharpe

Last year, we partnered with missionary Raul Remada to help him start a new church in Dapitan City, Philippines. Brother Raul and his family began a children’s meal center first, then after several months they began having weekly church services. Their new church is going great and so is the weekly meal center.

A couple weeks ago, Raul and some helpers rode their motorcycles to a mountain village so they could preach and show a Christian film. After crossing a couple rivers and climbing a mountain, they arrived.

While in the village they met a very sick, bedridden man named Rodito. They learned that Rodito was suffering from high blood pressure, malnutrition and some other unknown illnesses. He also had a legion on his shoulder that looked infected.

Of course, this man’s condition was concerning for brother Raul and he spent time talking with Rodito and helping him the best he could. He returned to the village this week and brought more food and medicines and even took time to wash the bedridden man and clean his wound.

Raul and his wife Rachel are committed to ongoing help to try and get him back into good health. The man is afraid to go down from the mountain to the hospital so they are going to him. We are partnering with Raul to help Rodito and his family by giving them the tools necessary for some type of livelihood so that they can earn money to feed themselves for the long-haul. But in the mean time, Raul is doing a great job of meeting the immediate needs.

How you can help

This is only one recent example that shows why our ministry is so important. Rodito would most likely not live much longer without intervention from our team. Not only do we and our partners bring the gospel to the lost, we also care for the poor and vulnerable.

But in order to be ready to help people like Rodito, we count on love offerings and donations from our supporters. A couple times each year we have fundraisers and the money we raise goes a long way to help needy people.

With that in mind, I’d like to invite you to tune in to our first-ever, live video fundraiser on Thursday, March 8th from 7-9 pm. April and I will be hosting this live video on my Facebook page and we are asking the Lord to provide $10,000 for our ministry on that day. (It will be somewhat like a telethon except it will be a Facebook live video)

You can be a part of helping suffering people just like Rodito by tuning in and giving your best gift during this event.

 

I’ll be sure to send you another couple reminders as the time draws closer for this special event and I hope you will be praying about the amount you can give to help us reach this $10,000 goal.

Also, for easy giving, you can now text your donation to us. Simply text “give” to 256-579-1571. It’s a super easy and convenient way to donate!

Please be much in prayer also for Rodito and brother Raul as he ministers to him over the coming days.

Blessings,

Travis

P.S. Click here to download  a flyer for the Facebook live fundraiser. You can print it and share it at church and with friends and family to help us get the word out.

All About the Facebook Live Fundraiser

Hey there,

I wanted to let you know that preparations for our first ever, live fundraiser are coming along great and our team is getting excited (not to mention a little nervous also).

Today, I have some details to share with you about the fundraiser.

  • The date and time is- Thursday, March 8th, from 7-9 EST.
  • It will be a Facebook live video broadcast from our board of directors meeting in Pigeon Forge, TN.
  • It will be on Travis’s Facebook page.
  • Travis and April will be the hosts. Several of our team will be contributing with some “on-air” time.
  • We plan to tell some exciting stories from the mission field, give lots of updates and even answer questions from viewers.
  • Our goal is to raise $10,000.

Of course, since we are a 501(c)3 faith based organization, we depend upon donations for our operations. This event will be critical to our first two quarters success in 2018 and I hope you will partner with us in that success.

We are depending upon our partners to pray, share and give for this event! We will have more details coming soon!

Full Report from New Orleans Mission Trip

We are so thankful for the Lord’s goodness this past week as our team and ministry partners shared God’s Word in New Orleans. It truly was a unique mission trip and we witnessed God do several great things.

Here are just a few of the ways God blessed during the week.

  • The attendance of our revival was phenomenal. We had 234 in the services and God allowed us to minister to hundreds more out on the streets.
  • 13 people trusted Christ as their Savior.
  • Our food team, headed up by Howard Dye, served over 860 delicious meals.
  • 70 people received haircuts.
  • 915 care packages and snack bags were given away.
  • 153 people received clothing.
  • 200 backpacks with fleece blankets, gloves and hats were given away.
  • 30 hoodies and 5 coats were given away.
  • 24 pairs of boots were given away.
  • 14 people received new tents and 7 bed rolls were given.
  • 2 men were enrolled in treatment programs.

The entire worth of all goods and services given comes to a total of $27,515! But that number is nothing compared to the worth of the precious souls who were saved.

There are a few people we want to thank for making this week great.

The Sampson family did a great job of organizing the mission team, running the revival services and working hard to make sure everyone had what they needed.

Paul Stensrud and his ministry, Exit 0, was a tremendous blessing with the supplies they brought and their tireless work out on the streets. Many of the supplies we gave out were brought and donated by Paul.

The local Pastors and Churches were great hosts and they have a huge heart for their city. They are such a blessing to work with!

Howard and Debbie Dye did a fantastic job organizing all the meals and making sure the food was delicious.

All of the participants on the mission team worked extremely hard and that made the week such a blessing.

Of course, we are grateful for all of our partners who gave to make the week possible.

Here are some pictures from the week. Visit our Facebook page for lots more!

Mark your calendar!

Fellowship Day March 9th

You are invited to our 2018 fellowship day that will be held in Pigeon Forge, TN on Friday, March 9th. This is a time for us to gather with our volunteers and partners (supporters) to say thank you and enjoy an afternoon and evening of food, fun and fellowship.

Last year was super fun and everyone had a good time relaxing and getting to know one another. This fellowship day is open to anyone who loves Unsheltered International. It’s completely free and all we ask is that you RSVP by replying to this email.

Facebook Live Fundraiser March 8th

On Thursday, March 8th, we are going to have a special two-hour live fundraising event. This is going to be a time where we come to you live and give tons of ministry updates and share our burden for the lost with our partners. We are asking God to do something BIG for us on that day and we are asking you to begin praying with us for a great harvest. Watch for more information in the coming days on this exciting event and learn more about it here.

A Great Start in New Orleans

The time we have been waiting for has finally come and God is already blessing! Our first service of our revival for the unsheltered here in New Orleans was held yesterday at Terrytown Family Baptist Church.

It was a great day and the Lord brought us a record number of people for our kickoff service. The Sampson family did a fantastic job singing and Brother Billy Sampson preached a convicting message from the Word of God.

We are praising the Lord for the four souls that were saved yesterday morning! Three at Terrytown Family Baptist Church and one saved at Cosmopolitan Evangelistic Church where Brother Denny Mitchell preached.

Please pray for our mission this week as we will be soul-winning, visiting on the streets and preaching through Thursday. What an exciting opportunity to serve the Lord by serving others! We will have a full update next week but you can follow our Facebook page for daily updates.

Mark your calendar

Fellowship Day March 9th

You are invited to our 2018 fellowship day that will be held in Pigeon Forge, TN on Friday, March 9th. This is a time for us to gather with our volunteers and partners (supporters) to say thank you and enjoy an afternoon and evening of food, fun and fellowship.

Last year was super fun and everyone had a good time relaxing and getting to know one another. This fellowship day is open to anyone who loves Unsheltered International. It’s completely free and all we ask is that you RSVP by replying to this email.

Facebook Live Fundraiser March 8th

On Thursday, March 8th, we are going to have a special two-hour live fundraising event. This is going to be a time where we come to you live and give tons of ministry updates and share our burden for the lost with our partners. We are asking God to do something BIG for us on that day and we are asking you to begin praying with us for a great harvest. Watch for more information in the coming days on this exciting event.

Facebook Live Fundraiser

 

We are excited about our upcoming fundraiser that will be broadcast live via facebook. This special two-hour event is going to be a time where we share about our ministry and ministry needs. We are asking God for $10,000 on that day which will help us feed, clothe and preach to many people who are in need. Travis and April Sharpe will be the hosts and they are looking forward to sharing stories from their time in the Philippines and other missionary adventures.

Also joining in on the broadcast will be some of our board of directors and the Sharpe children, Hunter and Sarah. It will be broadcast on Travis’s Facebook page so if you’re not friends with him yet, go ahead and send a request today! Please be in prayer about how you can help us reach our goal.

 

How to Watch

 

This event will be broadcast via Facebook live video on Travis Sharpe’s Facebook profile. We will share it to the Unsheltered International Facebook page also.

  • Send brother Travis  friend request if you are not already Facebook friends.
  • Go to the Unsheltered International Facebook page and Click “like” and “follow”.
  • The date and time is Thursday, March 8th from 7pm-9pm EST.

 

How to Donate

 

There are four easy ways to give during the live broadcast:

  • Call in with your card- numbers on screen
  • Text- “give” to 256-579-1571
  • Make your donation right here on our website by clicking here.
  • Comment with your pledge

 

 

How to Spread the Word

 

  1. Share our Facebook posts from Travis’s profile or the Unsheltered International page during the weeks leading up to the broadcast.
  2. Forward our emails to your friends. Not our our email list? Click here to sign up.
  3. During the event, like and share the video, comment to let others know you are watching, participate in the question and answer times.

 

Other details about the broadcast

 

  • Travis and April will be the hosts. Several of our team will be contributing with some “on-air” time.
  • We plan to tell some exciting stories from the mission field, give lots of updates and even answer questions from viewers.
  • Our goal is to raise $10,000 during the two-hour live broadcast.
  • We will be broadcasting from our board of directors meeting in Pigeon Forge, TN.
  • The money raised during the broadcast will be used for our USA resource clinics and our Philippines homeless ministry.
  • Hunter and Sarah Sharpe will be appearing to talk about missions from a teenagers perspective.

 

Click here to donate now 

Don’t Forget

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During the live broadcast on Thursday, March 8th from 7-9 pm eastern time.

A few examples of how your donations are being used to help people in need

Your gift will help us continue to bring God glory through preaching the gospel and helping people in need.

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