A while back I featured a group serving lunch to the homeless in Linn Park. Today I want to share another place in my city that is making a difference. Through this blog I have become aware of a wonderful community ministry happening at Highlands United Methodist Church. Six days a week these good people, along with volunteers from other local churches and organizations serve breakfast to the homeless and others in need of a good meal. It's not just about the food. They also provide mail and laundry service, clothing, toiletries and once a week volunteers help with procurring non- driver's licenses, social security cards etc. The volunteers are amazing. They know most everyone by name and treat each one that walks through the door with love and respect. Minister Reggie Holder has afforded me the privilege of recording this ministry through my photographs. It's not about the pictures either. Just talking and listening to their stories started taking precedence over the photography from day one. This is a project that may take a long time to complete.
About the photos: Top photo - This was a request from the gentleman pictured. It says it all.
Bottom Photo: This nice man carefully saves back some of his breakfast each day, and then
shares what he has with the pigeons that flock to him as soon as he walks outside.
Tune du Jour is "Shower the People" by James Taylor. A message for those of us who are so very fortunate.