#homeless#nohome#help#compassion#dountoothers This is not to create debate however you are welcome to comment... . . . Some people have said to me "why the church ain't helping when someone is homeless or in need?" . . . I said, "We do what we can." . . . Brings me to a time when a friend introduced me to this homeless women that was sleeping in a car... . . . I called around to see if I could help find a room for her... . . . Since I had no room in my house I felt bad that I couldn't help... . . . My friend asked," can't you go to the church to get help?" . . . I told him we don't have a shelter setup for that because it's expensive to setup... . . . He said, "What about the money they collect?" . . . I told him, "Some churches collect enough money just to pay their expenses." . . . I thought about what these people were saying and realized I am the church... . . . So I used what God has allowed me to manage which is my office and let the young lady sleep there... . . . It's better than being in the cold... . . . There was I time when I was sleeping in my car and also a time I slept in my office... . . . I totally understand the situation and how desperate and dangerous it can be... . . . So next time you think why don't the church do something think again... . . . We do it through individuals everyday... . . . It may not be the way you think it should be but it's a solution non the less... . . . Remember we are the church so help out wherever we can... #endtimeword#jeffturnersworld#startwithsubtraction
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