I Was Hungry and Alone

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“The first service that one owes to others in the fellowship consists of listening to them. Just as love of God begins with listening to his word, so the beginning of love for our brothers and sisters is learning to listen to them.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Here’s a good report from our ministry in France.  In the cold of January, a small team of French staff and students organized an outreach called J’ai Faim – “I’m Hungry.”

Ministering to the homeless in France Much like in the U.S., homeless people are quite prevalent in many cities in France – yet often they become invisible to the citizens residents around them.   Stepping out to care and help often is a large boundary not easily crossed.  Yet, each homeless person has a story. Just taking time to listen can deeply encourage and open hearts to the gospel.

I really like how the team invited along students who were not yet believers to help deliver the food.  Read how this helped bring a double impact here.

Full credit for this story goes to Robyn Stauffer Skur. Photos by Jesse Mast.

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