OUR MISSION PARTNER
LUDWIGS -- our hands in Niger
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God's Hands at Work
through the Senior High Youth Group and Adult Ministry to the Homeless
You won't find the Senior High Youth Group meeting on Sunday evenings anymore. You won't even find them meeting in the youth room, on ANY evening, anymore. The senior highs are meeting every other Saturday, from 11:30-2:00 pm in Pittsburgh, to spend time with people who are homeless. We gather at the church, head to the streets of downtown, or the North Side, and reach out to those who need it the most. We hand out socks, bottled water, orange juice, bananas, and granola bars. But wait.......we don't just hand these items out and walk away - we spend TIME with these folks!
After we hand out the supplies, that we bring, we ask them if we can sit and talk with them for a bit. (The answer has always been a polite "yes".) The men and women ask the kids questions and vice versa. I asked one young man, probably in his mid-twenties, if he had any advice for the kids and he said, "Yes, stay in school, stay away from drugs, and as corny as it sounds, listen to your parents and always, ALWAYS eat dinner together as a family." One young man, looked up from the book he was reading and asked us if we would pray for his 3-year-old son, who was having an MRI. Yes, we pray with the people, who are homeless, before we leave. We all join hands, and pray. The kids, the kids you've commissioned to go out and fulfill the Great Commission, pray with, and for these folks. We are so blessed by the relationships we are making with these folks...like Steve's sermon a few weeks ago...Blessed to Be a Blessing.
If you would like to support this mission, here are some items that would be helpful as the senior highs continue their ministry with the homeless through this winter:
new white tube socks
gently-used mens' sweatshirts
gently-used mens' sweathpants
travel-size toothbrush & toothpaste
All of the items above can be given to Jane Kinter.
If you would like to make a monetary donation for us to buy food and drinks, you can write a check out to OPC and put "Youth Homeless Ministry" in the memo.
Please pray for the folks that are homeless, especially as the weather changes. And the Senior High Youth Group appreciates your prayers as well.
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OAKMONT MISSION BEYOND THE DOORS
Throughout the year you support these ministries....
Medical Benevolence PCUSA
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Ludwigs ministry in Niger
Our missionary in Peru - Dick V.
Pittsburgh Presbytery Mission
Presbyterian Senior Care
the Blessing Board
Living in Liberty
"In house" we also support...
Youth Mission and Workcamp
Community Care Fund
Adult Mission outreach teams