Excerpt from the ministry's blog..
We distributed meat, vegetables, fruits, breads, and milks and eggs to over 250 people this week in four different services They came into the chapel for a gospel service and we preached Christ from John's gospel. People are visiting the church services with promises of more to come. It is wonderful to see Christian people catch the vision that faith produces beneficial deeds not only to the Lord's people but to a lost community.
The poor have the gospel preached to them. People over 60 years old stood in line for over 2 hours to get $50-$80 worth of groceries. The poverty and need in this neighborhood is great, and the kindness shown by the Lord's people is appreciated. One aged Asian man left the building and cried out serveral times with his finger pointing toward heaven, "shia, shia, God" (Thank you God) This food has been donated to the mission from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. The Bowery Mission which houses Fanny Crosby's famous piano has been providing us with food as well. They have an interest in what we are doing because they have heard we are preaching Christ to those we give the food to.
To see Asians, Africans, European, and Spanish people sitting in the same service hearing the gospel was a delight to my soul. Although we are all tired after a full day everyone of us are eager for Friday to come so we can preach Christ and the gift of God again. We had over 20 visitors in our Sunday service from the Bread of Life ministry on Tues and Fri.
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If any of you would like to send a special financial gift to help us continue this outreach it would be greatly appreciated and is definitely needed.
I do not know why this ministry has opened up so greatly with the loss of this location but I am confident that the Lord is in total control and will make provision for Tompkins Square Gospel Fellowship as well as the mission.