There is a smaller ratio of the homeless in St. Johns than elsewhere in Portland. Perhaps 30 to 40 people live on the streets there. At the same time there are almost no services for the homeless there. There is a church who comes once a week to bring sandwiches. But that's all.
Even as we began to help the homeless in East County when there was no one recognizing their existence, Anawim would like to reach out to the homeless in St. Johns. One couple in particular, Tim and Sam Childress has been called by God to serve the homeless there, in their neighborhood. They would like to go out one day a week, give sandwiches and water and socks to the homeless, to meet them, build relationships and to discover their unique needs. We don't know what will come of this, all we know is God's call. The possibilities of obedience to God's call are endless.
If you'd like to support this effort, please contact Sam Childress at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Kimes at: email@example.com