Weekly Update and a mission trip opportunity

Hi everyone,

Today I am in Atlanta, GA with our Board of Directors. We are having our annual board meeting and time of fellowship. We began on Thursday evening and will finish up tomorrow morning. Please pray for us today that God would give us great wisdom and discernment as we discuss our ministries future opportunities. We have a great group of people serving on our board and I am really excited about it how the Lord is directing our steps.

In Cullman, AL

This week in Cullman, AL we have volunteers who are helping with the annual homeless point in time count. This is an annual count that is conducted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It gives a snapshot of homelessness around the country. The results are used to determine many things such as government programs for the homeless. Although we do not receive any government funds, we do participate in order to hopefully help more people escape homelessness.

We have provided several nights in a local motel for a single gentleman who was living in the woods. He has a job but no transportation. He could go to a shelter but that would mean he couldn’t get back and forth to work. He, like many others, is working hard to overcome homelessness. Please pray for his housing situation.

Mission trip to the Philippines in September

We have partnered with Shawn Doss and Hope Missions to put together a mission trip to the Philippines later this year. Shawn will be organizing the trip and bringing the group. We will be the host and the group will get to join in our homeless ministry, meal center ministry and more!

I am so glad that we were able to set the date and get this on the books. Now, we need team members to sign up and come serve alongside of us. If you are interested in this trip, please click here for all the details and to sign up.

 

Upcoming events

I will be preaching in both services at Old Union Baptist Church in Harlem, GA this coming Sunday. If you are in the area, I would love to see you there!

The first week of February I will be going to Charleston, WV to assist a church with a brand new homeless ministry. Then, on the 5th, I will be traveling to Winston-Salem, NC to meet with another church about a possible resource clinic for the homeless in their area.

Please pray for wisdom and direction as I meet with these pastors and do my best to help them reach the people of their communities.

Special prayer requests

One of our Board Of Directors members, Pastor Todd Crusenberry, is having surgery today. This is a sensitive procedure and he needs our prayers. Please pray that the Lord would guide the doctors hands and comfort this pastor and his family.

Please pray for our upcoming trip to the Philippines. We leave on February 15th and return on the 25th. We will be taking supplies to our staff and doing a training day as well. Please pray for safety and success.

Pastor Steve Dixon (in MD) is helping a family that is homeless and also very dysfunctional. One of the family members is suffering from severe disabilities.

Please pray for an exciting fundraising event that we are planning for May. I’ll fill you in with the details once we get the date and all of that good stuff squared away.

Picture of the week

 

Our staff visited this gentleman who was living on the streets in Bacolod City.

Our staff visited this gentleman who was living on the streets in Bacolod City.

 

Thanks for reading, praying, and being involved!

 

Travis Sharpe