Saturday, June 06, 2009

"The Voices of MANY Cry Out"






The prophet Isaiah told the people of Jerusalem;

"A voice of one calling in the desert; prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God" Isaiah 40:3


Once again, the ministry team of Surrender40 had an opportunity to see the scriptures come alive on the streets of Miami. I referenced the above scripture because the title of this article is one that God placed in my heart. You see, John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus by telling the people of Israel to repent. We believe that we are preparing the way for the return of Jesus by serving and feeding His people, and if you ever truly desire a life changing experience, PARTNER WITH us as we feed and minister to the voices of SO MANY that cry out for help. It is almost overwhelming at times, and hard to express in this small space, but their NEEDS are so great and so important, that just one gift to us could change your life, or theirs!


We have done this many times now, but this time was different. We spent a significant amount of time sitting with, talking to, and praying for our friends in downtown Miami, only to learn the truth to the words of Jesus in Luke 10:2;


He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."


The very people that most of the world drives past, walks by, looks down upon, and snubs, are the very souls that Jesus would hang out with, minister to, wash their feet, and love right back to society. They have names, like Joseph, Patrick, Jose, Martha, Willie. They have children, they have dreams, they have souls, they ALL have stories, and the funny thing is that most of them know more scripture then allot of us do. Most of them, even though they may be lost and forgotten by the world, have more faith then people sleeping in nice warm homes tonight with flat screen TV's, and 2 cars in the garage.


Oh Lord, please forgive your people for looking past, looking by, looking away from the very souls that you would anoint and lift up if you walked onto that block with your disciples. Father, forgive your people for judging others, for feeling like we are better then sometimes, for taking for granted even the hot & cold water faucets, and forgetting that there are thousands that would die for a Big Mac, as we forget the suffering and lost!

One man in particular that touched our heart is named Joseph, and his picture will be posted here above, but Joseph told many of the guys around him eating their "Love Bags", that they needed to take ONE FULL DAY just to pray and talk to God, to give thanks and praise His Name. As a matter of fact, this man starting quoting more scripture then you could keep up with. IT WAS AWESOME. So how does a man so filled with the spirit of God end up homeless, and eating from a "Love Bag". Ask yourself that the next time you see something bad happen to a God fearing Christian, and know that we serve a Sovereign God that has a Plan for us all. Also remember that the evil one is here to steal, kill and destroy, and apparently, at some point, even if temporary, he wins. That never happened to you right? satan NEVER had a victory during one of your battles, right? WRONG, YOU AND I KNOW BETTER! It happens to the best of us.


If I began to record all the stories here, you would be reading for days. This is just a sample of a day in the life of a man named Joseph, a real man with a story, a heart and a soul.

NOW FOR THE BEST PART!

You, the friends and supporters of Surrender40, OUR PARTNERS, added MUCH value to their lives today, because we fed 220 people and gave out 56 Bibles. The faces above are just some of the poeple that you helped feed and bless. They are the people that you donated the Word of God too, and they are the people that will lay down tonight, with food in their bellies and a Bible near their head, and thank the Lord for YOU!! If you don't think your money, your gift can make a difference in this city, in this world? THINK AGAIN, IT DID TODAY! IT ALWAYS WILL!


FRIENDS, PARTNERS, BELOVED, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE SURVIVE AND OPERATE ENTIRELY ON DONATIONS AND WE NEED YOUR HELP. LET THE WORDS THAT YOU HAVE READ HERE BE WRITTEN ON THE TABLET OF YOUR HEART AND PURPOSE IN YOUR SPIRIT AND SOUL TO FEED 50 PEOPLE NEXT TIME WE GO ON A SATURDAY MISSION. WE NEED 50 PEOPLE TO GIVE AT LEAST $20 EACH TO "FEED THE NEED" HERE IN MIAMI! PLEASE, WE CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH BLESSING YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM THIS SIMPLE ACT OF GIVING. LOOK AT THE ABOVE PICTURES MANY TIMES, AND ANSWER YOUR HEART!
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5 comments:

Jason said...

Love it. And I love the photos. Definitely tugs at the heart.

Surrender40 said...

Thanks Jason, the people and things that we see and feel would absolutely tug at anyones heart! God Bless you for your love and support!

Steve & Trachena Muchnick
Surrender40

Marie said...

Thanks for the update - I'm so thankful I could be a small part of such a huge project. If I were there with you, I'd be part of your team when you go out!

Keep up the good work! Be blessed!

Surrender40 said...

Marie,

Thanks so much for the love and the support. Trachena & I are so BLESSED to have you in our lives and supporting this ministry. We love you and pray for you in His Name.

Steve & Trachena Muchnick
Surrender40

Scott said...

Juan and Nellie are going to be the epitome of Psalm 40:3
"He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what He has done and be amazed, They will put their trust in the Lord."

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