“And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.” Mark 6:34
This is the scripture that comes to my mind when I step out of the car and see all these homeless people. As I look at the hundreds of people….they have no one to guide them, no one to feed them. My heart is moved with compassion for they don’t know the Truth but I pray one day they will. I’ve had people come up to me and say they know I’m a Christian because they see Jesus. They can see. They can sense something is different. And that’s what we are doing – planting the seeds for them to know Christ.
Least of These Ministries has now fed over 2,000 homeless people. Over 2,000 people got a Gospel tract in their language. Over 2,000 people got greeted and something to eat. Over 500 people got new clothes and next they will receive goodie bags of hygiene items which includes: toothbrush, toothpaste, bar of soap and a Gospel tract.
The homeless outreach brings me the most joy! As hot as it is and so much work to get things prepared, it’s so worth it every single time.
I order food from a lady down the street and she loves what I’m doing. She was shocked the first time that I wanted 200 boxes and now isn’t surprised at all as the numbers keep going up. She also feels like her shop is being a part of doing good for others. The homeless are very thankful but also very eager to have food. I see people running. I see people coming back asking for seconds as I watched them eat their first meal and eat the second like they never even had the first. There are thousands of people on this huge long street and there’s no way I could ever feed them all. I get overwhelmed and feel bad but I also am reminded that the ones I can feed, it matters to them.
I can’t even explain it, but when I get out of the car to unload the food, I just feel the Lord come all over me in a supernatural way. Also anxiety of long lines forming as soon as people see me because white girl screams food! But this, this is the heart of God. This is what I know He would be doing. I know you can’t see it, but under my mask I have the biggest smile on my face and a heart bursting full of happiness. The people are so appreciative as well which is a blessing in itself.
Last week I read on the news there were some farmers camping out in front of The Ministry of Finance building (which by the way is huge). These farmers owe the government money and cannot pay off their debt nor continue to live this way. They are silently protesting asking the government to remove the debt so they can go on living their lives. I immediately wanted to go feed them. I ordered the food and set off on Saturday to find hundreds upon hundreds of people camping out. My heart broke for them.
Thankfully there was no riot (there has been before) and they had a system for the food distribution as well as allowing the elderly to go first. Someone else came by with 100 boxes of food but that’s all they would have received if it weren’t for the 500 of mine; even that was still not enough. I’m praying the debt will be dropped for them this month as I keep thinking of the Bible story Jesus told in Matthew 18 about forgiving the servant’s debt. We too have been forgiven a debt that we could never pay.
Feeding the least of these. This is the heart of God.
The joy of the Lord truly does give you strength!
“For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me. Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? When did we see You sick or in prison and visit You?’ And the King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’” Matthew 25:35-40
THANK YOU to all who donate to be the hands and feet of Jesus in bringing the Gospel to the homeless in Bangkok. None of this would even be possible if it weren’t for you giving so generously. When you see me out there, know that it’s because of your prayers and support these people are fed. Together we can do more!