This Past Saturday the Teen Ministry had the amazing opportunity to go into the city of Bridgeport and serve the community. Through our HOPE chapter, the Teen ministry was able to volunteer at Bridgeport Rescue Mission.
“Bridgeport Rescue Mission demonstrates the love of God to the hungry, homeless and addicted throughout coastal Fairfield County, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We serve men, women and children, fighting poverty from the inside out.”
This is the second time this summer the Teen Ministry has had the privilege of living out the love and compassion Jesus was known to show.
Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
— Proverbs 14:31
We were able to help set up stations where the Rescue Mission would be giving away free clothing, toys, and furniture. Through this opportunity Teens also had the chance to interact and work alongside other volunteers, members of the Rescue Mission, and those who came in need of assistance. It was especially cool to help people find the right sizes and items they were looking for.
A special thank you to Cristy Pope, a member of the Southern Connecticut Church of Christ and the Director of Compassion Ministries with the Bridgeport Rescue Mission who introduced the Teen Ministry and our HOPE chapter to this amazing opportunity to get involved and serve.
Hearts are moved when there is action. According to John 7:17, “Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.” Hearts are moved when the bible is put into practice and we are able to experience the power and truth of Gods teachings as we live it out.