Anawim Christian Community is a community church made up of the homeless and the mentally ill. Our main goal is to provide for people's needs (including the need to be a disciple of Jesus) where they are at. We don't feel that a person needs to be something different before they get the help they need. Our center is in Gresham OR, which is where we lead and organize day shelters and a worship service. We also have a community house in N. Portland where housing is being provided for a few people and opportunities for community worship. We are connected to ministries in SE Portland and St. Johns, where we distribute food and clothing. And finally, through the internet, we educate people from almost every country in the world about homelessness, mental illness and the Christian response to each.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
"What the world needs now is love sweet love";
Certainly love is a big topic, especially around Valentines Day. So many hearts, so much red and pink... for unromantic guys like me it makes me vomit chalky little hearts that say "be mine".
What is love? Questions we should ask ourselves:
How do we love our neighbors and our enemies?
Video: How our churches can love the homeless:
Back by popular love: More Anawim art:
The Onion loves the homeless:
We love you, Lord!
- We give Jesus all worship, we give him our obedience, we give him our trust!
- Thank God for giving two of the Anawim folks trailers to live in, Please pray that they can get places to park them with reasonable rent.
- Thank God for three of the Anawim homeless folks deciding to remain clean and sober. Pray that God can keep them on track.
- Thank God for giving enough sleeping bags, tents, socks, hand warmers and more to keep our folks warm on cold nights without shelter.
- Thank God for the shelters being open during the recent snowstorm.
- Thank God for the City of Gresham being willing to compromise with Anawim to allow the building to be open during the coldest weather.
- Thank God that Anawim received a couple more regular donors. Pray that we get more- we still are unable to meet our regular costs!