This article is a series that will be highlighting the challenges in serving the homeless in the community of Glynn County.
It all started with a drive through a trailer park and a car ride taking two strangers home..
“Once strangers, now partners and friends, we are on a mission to change the way people see those that are less fortunate, those left alone and overlooked.” ~ Saved by Grace Founders
All on Georgia-Glynn sat down with Saved by Grace founders, Maria and Donna and interviewed them about their mission.
Here is the original interview.
Upon learning about the number of families that live in the motels in our own backyard, we felt it was important to follow up with the stories of these individuals and families and help address the need here in our county. This is a social issue that affects our whole community.
This past month, Saved by Grace picked up 31 new clients, fed 66 people and they gave away 5 beds.
Here is the latest story from the streets:
Update from Donna and Marie:
We set out this morning to find this young man. You prayed for our safety & for us to find him. Everyone, meet Daniel.
We first posted about him a couple of weeks ago. We walked up to him and he asked “are y’all Saved By Grace”? Well, since then we have been checking on him. We learned a little more about him today as we sat on the ground with him.
You see, instead of going to church Sunday we decided to go out and be the church. It was the best! Often times we (I) get so complacent and comfortable with the routines of a church service. Today was much needed for us both.
Daniel hasn’t been to church in a while. Today, as we sat with this broken young man, we took Jesus to him. As he sat there, broken and dirty, I was reminded of the many times Jesus sat with people just like him. He sat with the lonely. He sat with the hungry. He sat with the dirty. He sat with the broken. Every time without judgement.
This young man wants to get off the street. He wants a better life. He wants a job. He does not want to live like this & we are on a mission help him accomplish his goals. First things first. He needs a job. We are helping him fill out applications this week. Step one of many….
Pray with us as we begin this journey with him. One thing about Maria & I both: WE DO NOT GIVE UP ON OUR PEOPLE! No matter what, we are there. That is what grace is.
Daniel struggles. We all do. He deserves no less than you or I. We deserve no more or no better than he does. We are looking forward to the day when we see him on the other side of this struggle. We know it will happen. We are thankful to be on this amazing journey with him. He is worth fighting for. He may not see it or believe it, but we do. One day, he will see and know his worth. Until then, we will be there to remind him and sit with him in the dark.
To find out more about this important organization, visit their Facebook page.
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