Ministry Update 8-31-18 by Travis Sharpe

Here in the Philippines

Sarah and I are now in our second week of our one month stay and we are so happy to be here with our friends and ministry family. As always, ministry here is very busy and there are heartbreaking encounters almost weekly. Last night, while out on the street ministry, we came across a baby girl named Desiree. She sleeps on the streets with her family and her mother showed us a pretty severe boil on her neck.

Although these type of problems are common here, I was still shocked when I first saw it. Here was this precious little girl who lives is such dismal conditions and she had this awful infection that obviously caused her much pain. Our team is in the process of getting her medical treatment but even that is not always easy. For example, the constant rain today has caused this family to seek shelter in another area and without a phone, they are hard to find. Please help us pray that we are able to get her the treatment that she desperately needs.

Another young man had some serious sores on his feet which sister Lovely was quick to treat by cleaning and applying peroxide and triple antibiotic ointment. Besides the fact that treatments like this really help, it also shows the children that we really care about them.

Rescue Center

Tonight we have our Friday night rescue center ministry where we bring children and adults from the streets to our rescue center so they can bathe, eat and enjoy preaching and worship. This is a very unique ministry because of the many different people who attend. Last week there were people who are involved in prostitution, transgender lifestyles, drug addiction and more. Through this ministry our Filipino team is getting the gospel into some very dark places where Satan truly has people bound in sin. We believe that the gospel is their only hope so we reach out in love on a weekly basis.

Next week

We have a mission team of twelve people from Alabama and Georgia who will join us next week. We will be working in our various ministries as well as distributing Bibles and holding evangelistic crusades. Please pray for the safe travel of this team and for the Lord to bless their efforts with many souls saved.

Coming up

Our resource clinic team will be in Greenville, TN on September 15th to conduct our sixth event for 2018. We are partnering with Eastside Baptist Church and Pastor David Foxx to bring help and hope to their community. Brother Denny Mitchell and brother Steve Dixon are leading this clinic and our team is excited to serve the Greenville, TN area for the very first time. Please pray for a great event and for people to receive the Lord as a result. For more information about this, email Denny at dennymitchellelec@yahoo.com.

Lots of work being done at Unsheltered warehouse

Each Tuesday from 8am-12pm a group of volunteers gather at our warehouse in Cullman, AL to work sorting clothes, packing boxes and whatever else needs to be done. Melvin and Vonda Hunter are leading this effort and doing a great job. If you want to know more about helping, call Melvin Hunter at 256-565-1810. They need weekly help and you would be an answer to prayer!

We are also accepting donations of clothing, shoes, blankets, toiletry items, etc. These items can be dropped off anytime by using our drop box on the front of the building. The address is 479 CR 827 Cullman, AL.

Current needs

Right now the biggest need in the US ministry is funding for the last two resource clinics of this year. (Greenville, TN and New Orleans) The total need is about $7000. Donate online here.

The most pressing need in the Philippines ministry is help with our Friday night rescue center ministry. It currently cost about $100 per week to provide the meal, clothing, medicine and transportation that we provide. Donate online here.

Donate by text message

You can also donate to our ministry via text. Text “give” to 256-579-1571 and follow the simple instructions when you get the reply message. It is very quick and easy! You can even save your information so that the next time you text a donation it is even faster.

2019 mission trip opportunities

February 2-7 2019 Winter Revival for the Unsheltered in New Orleans. Space is limited for this trip so you need to sign up early. Click here for all the details.

April 2019 Pastor Todd Crusenberry will be leading a medical mission team to Dapitan City in the Philippines. We need a doctor and some nurses as well as general participants. This will be a great trip led by a seasoned pastor who has led many trips to the Philippines in the past. More information coming soon.

2019 NOLA Mission Trip

Winter Revival for the Unsheltered 2019 New Orleans, LA

 

 

We are excited to announce a special mission trip to New Orleans, LA February 2-7 2019. Once again we will partner with Pastor Terry Rodgers to reach the homeless community with the gospel. This unique mission trip opportunity will be unforgettable in many ways. You don’t want to miss it!

We will be having a special three day revival that is specifically for the people of New Orleans who are living on the streets and in the missions. We hope to encourage them with powerful singing and preaching each day. There will also be organized opportunities for everyone to minister out on the streets and under the bridges as we invite people to the revival and provide for their basic needs.

Pastor Clemon Chapell from Sunrise Baptist Church in Gary, IN will be preaching and music will be provided by Frankie Cleveland Ministries during the services! You don’t want to miss out on this wonderful Spirit-filled time!

The cost of the trip is $425 per person and there are only 30 spots available. The cost will cover your lodging and most of your meals. You will still have opportunities to have some meals on your own in New Orleans!

A few more details

  • You are responsible for getting to New Orleans and your transportation when you are there.
  • All of your lodging and most of you meals are covered with the price of the trip.
  • Children under 18 are welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A $75 non-refundable deposit is due by October 15th to hold your spot. Remaining balance is due by January 4th.
  • Our lodging will be at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary dormitories. You need to bring twin size bedding, towels and all toiletries.

How to register

To register, email Travis Sharpe at travis@unsheltered.org. Send your name, date of birth, address, phone number, home church and pastor’s name.

Payment information

Important: space is very limited so sign up today!

Trip cost: $425

$75 non-refundable deposit is needed to hold your spot.

Balance is due by January 1st.

 

To pay by check, make check payable to Unsheltered International and mail to:

Unsheltered International

NOLA mission trip

PO Box 2625

Cullman, AL 2625

To pay now online:

Click here to pay full trip cost now.

 

Click here to pay any amount now.

 

Below is the preliminary schedule:

Saturday February 2nd- Groups arrive  (no scheduled activities, just arrive) You are on your own for meals that day.

Sunday 3rd

  • Breakfast and service at Terrytown Family Baptist Church. Sampson Family will be singing.
  • Lunch after service (provided by UI)
  • Free after lunch, no more activities for the day

Monday 4th

  • Groups on their own for breakfast
  • 10am-2pm homeless outreach. (meet at the church at 10) We will split into groups of 6-10 and go out to pass out snack bags and invite people to the revival which will start the next day.
  • Groups on their own for lunch
  • 6 pm- Dinner at Grace Baptist Church with special message from Pastor Shannon Foote

Tuesday 5th

  • Breakfast at church at 9am. (provided by UI)
  • Revival service immediately after breakfast (around 10 or whenever finished with breakfast)
  • Resources available after the service
  • Lunch after the resources (provided by UI)
  • Homeless outreach after lunch until 4pm
  • Dinner at 6pm at Cosmopolitan Baptist Church (provided by UI)

Wednesday 6th

  • Breakfast at church at 9am. (provided by UI)
  • Revival service immediately after breakfast (around 10 or whenever finished with breakfast)
  • Resources available after the service
  • Lunch after the resources (provided by UI)
  • Homeless outreach after lunch until 4pm
  • Attend church at Cosmopolitan Baptist and have dinner there after service (dinner provided by Cosmopolitan)

Thursday 7th

  • Breakfast at church at 9am. (provided by UI)
  • Revival service immediately after breakfast (around 10 or whenever finished with breakfast)
  • Resources available after the service
  • Lunch after the resources (provided by UI)
  • Everyone is free after cleanup following lunch

 

For more information email Travis Sharpe at travis@unsheltered.org

 

Pictures from the 2018 trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

Augusta Resource Clinic Results

We had a wonderful day here in Augusta, GA at Garden City Rescue Mission. Today’s resource clinic was truly a blessing for everyone we served as well as the of us who were busy doing the serving.

 

 

The director of the Mission, brother Patrick Fiestel, did a great job of having the facilities in tip-top shape when we arrived. Many of the men who are on the program at the Mission worked all day helping us set up and run things. The Lord was so gracious in all of it!

 

There were dozens of prayer request cards filled out and our evangelism team counseled and prayed with each one. Please pray for the people represented on these prayer request cards.

 

 

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. Also, special thanks to the local churches here in the Augusta area that gave and served to make today possible.

Here’s a total of today’s results

Salvations- 5
Attendance- 121
Volunteers- 114
Food boxes- 55
Hygiene- 58
Lunch bags-
Birth certificates- 14
Clothing- 68
Reading glasses- 47
Bibles- 34
Haircuts- 39
Medical care- 34
Meals- 250

Here are a few pictures. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for lots of great pictures!

Augusta Resource Clinic Volunteer Information

Welcome Volunteers!

 

We are excited that you have joined us for the resource clinic here in Augusta at Garden City Rescue Mission. 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, Travis Sharpe 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- Steve Battles and April Sharpe

Jennifer Limerick

Ginny Rochester

 

Birth certificates

Person in charge- Adrienne Barbee

Host- Michael McAllister

Sarah Sharpe

Macie Burgin

 

Reading glasses

Person in charge- Melissa Mitchell

Host- Jay Widener

Eric Milford

Katie Beth Milford

 

Hygiene

Person in charge- Melissa Mitchell

Host- Adam Widener

Cathy Arnold

Susan Pardue

Pam Peoples

James Malpass

 

 

Clothing

Person in charge- Chris and Lisa Russell

Host- Johnny Rockefeller

Susan Hunter

Ann Hanson

Kelly Powell

Kallie Grace Powell

Penny Reese

Jennifer Hillman

 

 

Evangelism

Person in charge- Denny Mitchell

Mike Reese

Robbie Mcclelland

Michael John Rochester

John George

Chad Widener

Cliff Thomas

Helen Thomas

 

 

Greeters

Person in charge- Joe Newsome

Michael Schiebel

Will Schiebel

Jonathan Schiebel

Matthew Schiebel

Ron Darnell

 

Drink Station 1

Michelle Kent

Jullie Hullum

Melissa Murrah

Drink Station 2

Crystal Widener

Leslie Widener

Abi Widener

 

Haircuts

Person in charge- Mark and Jennifer Helms

Host- Mark Helms

Jennifer Helms

Amanda Smith

Megan Helms

Melissa Widener

 

Servers

Person in charge- Howard Dye

Savannah McConnell

Emilee McAllister

Ginger Ombler

Kim Kearby

Jennifer Rockefeller

Baylie Rockefeller

Cam Rockefeller

Jackson Rockefeller

Lucas Rockefeller

Rick Krugner

 

Cooking

Person in charge- Howard Dye/Shaun Taylor

 

Food Plating

Person in charge- Howard Dye/Shaun Taylor

Keith Mravlja

May Brown

Alexia Crespin

Donna Krugner

 

Sound

Kenny Marr Family

Bibles

Person in Charge- Melissa Mitchell

Host- Judy Hanson

Kayla Malpass

Alyssa Case

 

Medical

Person in charge- Kim Battles

Jennifer Mravlja

Amanda Miller

Karen McCartney

 

Mentors

Person in charge- Joe Newsome

Nanay Wiggins

Myra Parrish

Bobby Grover

Rick Hollar

 

Trailer transport

Tim Barbee

 

Face painting/Nails

Person in charge-

Kasie Newman

Melonie Garrett

Rochester girls

 

Care Givers

Person in Charge- Howard Dye

Christian Malpass

Megan Syneberg

Emili Goedell

 

Set Up/Tear Down

Person in charge- Tim Barbee

Jesse Mickle

Larry Mickle

Hunter Sharpe

Daniel

Joe Brown

Men from Garden City Rescue Mission

 

Special Notes

The address for the resource clinic is:

Garden City Rescue Mission

828 Fenwick St

Augusta, GA

706-724-6960

 

Arrival Time for Saturday morning

Please arrive no later than 9:30 am. If you are assigned to work in registration, please be there by 8:30. 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.

 

Contact Us:

Travis Sharpe- 803-640-7021 travis@unsheltered.org

Pictures of the tent set up at the Mission:

 

 

 

Ministry Update 8-10-18

These are exciting times! I’m convinced that there is no greater time to be serving the Lord than right now. Our world desperately needs to know about the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and we t Unsheltered International are committed to preaching the gospel and helping people along the way.

Throughout the year we will serve thousands of meals, provide thousands of dollars worth of goods and services and help many, many people. However, it’s not the goods and services that I’m most concerned about. My number one concern is that we are faithful to share the gospel so that the people we minister to have a lasting hope. Everything else is just stuff. It will all perish one day. But when we give our hearts to Christ we find a true gift that we can never lose.

So I want to thank you for helping us give practical help, but most of all eternal life. Here’s an update about what’s going on in our ministry.

Resource Clinic in Augusta, GA

Our resource clinic in Augusta, GA is quickly approaching. We will be partnering with Garden City Rescue Mission and many local churches to bring this much needed event to the Augusta area on Saturday August, 18th. We will have singing and preaching followed by a wonderful meal and then we will be offering all of our resources to those in need.

We will start early that morning and wrap things up around 4pm. If you would like to join us and volunteer, just respond to this email and I can give you more information. It will be held at Garden City Rescue Mission and the address is 828 Fenwick St. Augusta, GA.

Leaving for the Philippines

My daughter Sarah and I will be leaving on Monday August, 20th for a one month trip to the Philippines. While we are there we will be working in our street ministry, our meal center ministry and our rescue center ministry. I will also be visiting our church planters and preaching and teaching. We will be joined for several days by a mission team from Alabama and Georgia for some much needed evangelism and Bible distribution.

Please pray as we go. We need the Lord’s people to ask God for our strength, wisdom and boldness.

New warehouse completed and being used

Our new warehouse and office located in Cullman, AL is finally complete. The property was in bad shape when we leased it, but hard work has paid off and we now have a very good, multi-purpose facility. At this location we can park all of our resource clinic trailers for easy loading, collect donated items, ship items to our overseas ministries, help local people who are in need and so much more.

We have an office and workroom for projects and volunteers are already helping us sort clothes, pack boxes and prepare for our resource clinics. Special thanks to everyone who gave to make this facility possible. Come see us at 479 County Road 827 Cullman, AL 35057.

Text-to-Give now available

We have made it even easier for you to donate to our ministry by texting your gift. Simply text the word “give” to
256-579-1571 and follow the simple instructions. We could really use your gifts for the upcoming resource clinics and trip to the Philippines.

On a personal note

Our son Hunter is starting college this coming Monday. Please pray for courage and wisdom for him. This will be his first time in a classroom setting since the second grade so he is a little nervous. He’s taking business management at our local community college and he plans to go to Bible College next.

Thanks so much for reading and praying and giving to the Lord’s work!

Blessings,

Travis Sharpe
Founder/President

What to expect at the Cincinnati Resource Clinic

Hello everyone! My name is Travis Sharpe and I am the President/founder of Unsheltered International. This blog is for all the volunteers who are coming to serve with Unsheltered International and Revive City Church at the Resource Clinic this weekend.

Saturday will be a BIG day for all of us so I want you to feel as prepared as you can beforehand. Below, you will find lots of important information and details concerning the day so please read it all and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

The location of the event is
3920 Glenway Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45205

We will be setting up in the parking lot at this address and space will be limited so you might be directed by some of the church staff as to where to park when you arrive. Please don’t try to park within the event boundaries though because that will make it difficult on the people who are doing the set up. It will be roped off with flag tape so you should be fine as long as you don’t cross the tape.

Hours and arrival times

The official resource clinic hours are 11am-4pm. However, the set up process will begin at 7am and we will be there after 4pm taking everything down. Here is the event timeline so you will know what to expect.

  • 7:00 am- The set-up team will arrive and begin setting everything up. We need some men to help at this time. We will be putting up tents, tables, chairs, etc.
  • 9:00-9:30 am- Volunteers arrive and register at the registration table. You will receive a name tag when you sign in and if you are unsure about your job for the day you can see me (Travis Sharpe) after you register. Please don’t be any later than 9:30!
  • 10:30 am- we will have prayer together and then each volunteer should go to their station to receive more training/instructions. This is the time that you will be instructed on how to perform your job for the day so it is extremely important that you are in your place at this time. For example, if you are assigned to be a food server, as soon as we finish the meeting and prayer, you would go to the food tent to meet with April Sharpe and she will show you the process of serving the meal.

          Every resource station will have an Unsheltered International leader who will train you and assist you throughout the day. PLEASE follow their instructions as they are there to serve along with you and ensure your station goes well.

 

  • 11:00- Begin to register guests that have arrived early.
  • 11:00-11:45 am- Volunteers and leaders eat lunch. We will eat our lunch at this time because we need to be ready to serve later. Please don’t wait to eat. You will hinder the process if you do. BUT, WE WILL NOT GO TO THE BIG TENT AND TABLES TO EAT. WE WILL EAT CLOSE TO THE FOOD TENT IN A DESIGNATED AREA THAT WE WILL DIRECT YOU TO. This way we can eat and be prepared for the day but we are not eating in front of the guests who have arrived early and are waiting for the event to begin.
  • 12-1 Worship service
  • 1:00 Meal is served (Meal will also be provided throughout the day for the guests who come later)
  •  After the meal, Resources open. It is important that we do not allow anyone to enter the resource stations until after the meal is finished. We will announce when it’s time to open the resources.
  • 4:00 pm Finish and tear down. If we have a big crowd like we are expecting, the finish time might be later than 4. We will stay as long as needed and serve everyone we can.

VERY IMPORTANT

It is our desire to have a very orderly event. In order for that to happen, we will assign every volunteer a specific job for the day. We try to assign you a job that you will enjoy and be talented at. Some of these positions are evangelism, serving the meal, greeting, plating the food, refilling the drinks, hosting a resource station, working a resource station, etc.

If we can get almost everyone assigned to a position by Friday evening that will help us tremendously. I WILL BE AT CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN COLLEGE IN AN AREA CALLED THE EAGLES NEST ON FRIDAY EVENING FROM 7-9 PM. IF YOU ARE IN TOWN, PLEASE COME MEET WITH ME THERE AND I WILL ASSIGN YOU A PLACE TO SERVE. I can also answer any questions you have and give you any assistance you need at that point. If you cannot meet with me on Friday evening, we will assign your job to you Saturday morning after you register.

The Eagle’s Nest is in the bottom floor of the chapel building that sits between Restoration Hall and Alumni Hall.

Chapel Building

Entrance to Eagle’s Nest is through the doors by these umbrellas.

 

What to bring/not to bring on Saturday

Ladies shouldn’t bring purses or other items that you may need to sit down. Remember that there will be lots of people everywhere so leave your valuables locked in your vehicle.

There will be plenty of bottled water for you so no need to bring a cooler or anything.

You might want sunscreen.

The resources that will be available to our guests

We will have lots of valuable resources for the guests who attend. They are:

Haircuts
Bibles
Birth certificates
Reading glasses
Clothes
Hygiene products
Food boxes
Medical care
Dental care
Hot meal
Church service

Counseling

How to contact me

It’s going to be a great day! If you need anything please call or text me at 803-640-7021. Or email me at travis@unsheltered.org.

Job assignments

Here is our job assignment list. These are the different areas all the volunteers will be serving in during the resource clinic. Come by and see me Friday between 7-9 pm at the Eagles Nest at Cincinnati Christian College to get signed up. Or, call me at 803-640-7021.

Set up

Pastor Zeb Greenfield

Oliver Hawkins

Reggie Wheeler

Deron Heron

Jimmy Stigall

Registration

Person in charge- Melissa Mitchell

Christy Acheampong

Wendi Pommering

Leah Neal-Westerfield

Audrey Burgest

Karen Kirkland

Resumes

Person in Charge- Adrienne Barbee

Birth certificates

Person in charge- Steve Battles

Host-

Joann Gano

Brenda Deering

Reading glasses

Person in charge- Adrienne Barbee

Host- Sean Sampson

Couple from FBC Columbia

Hygiene

Person in Charge- Adrienne Barbee

Host- Dennis Swartz

Gloria Roper

Neisha Smith

Clothing

Person in charge- Chris & Lisa Russell

Host-

Sarah Peters

Jeff Callon

Jamie Harris

Lorrissa Pennekamp

Carolyn Emery

Evangelism

Person in charge- Denny Mitchell

Gary Fletcher

Rob Muncy

Mike Beavers

Ruth Happle

Greeters

Person in charge- Joe Newsome

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Josh Brown

Robyn Brown

Haircuts

Person in charge- Megan Helms

Host- Larry Mickle

Jennifer Helms

Marissa Crofford

Amanda Smith

Servers (food servers)

Person in charge- April Sharpe

Doris Swartz

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Julie Bogard- Exit 0

Denny Bogard- Exit 0

Arrie Wheeler

Zharia Wheeler

David Burgest

Iyanna Burgest

Jennifer Kyser

Ja Messe McQueen

Montie Walton

Ashley Barbee

Cooking

Person in charge- Shaun Taylor

Russell Maston

Food Plating

Person in charge- April Sharpe

Dana Fletcher

Bill Daniels

Kevin Paschal

Tonya Johnson

Rit Ressink

Todd Phillips

Ebony Abernathy

 

Drinks

Person in charge- April Sharpe

Donna McAtee

Glenn McAtee

Care giver

Person in charge- April Sharpe

Bibles

Person in Charge- Adrienne Barbee

Elliot Barbee

Andrew Reuss

Medical

Person in charge- Michael Bonacum (Doc) and Kim Battles

Benita Doom

Kayli Pommering

Trash

Outreach

Mentors

Person in charge- Travis Sharpe

Face painting/Nails

Myah Fletcher

Sarah Sharpe

Emily Mitchell

Danielle Mitchell

Food box giveaway

Kathy Kirkland

Beverly Nelson

Cotton candy

Joneta Botkin

Laura Forsythe

Popcorn

Kyle Matthewson

Sno cones

Linda Huff

Here are a few pictures from previous years.

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

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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!