Problems ... we all face them ... sometimes they seem to overwhelm us
Can you imagine if you had a problem that felt like you were falling into an endless pit? How would you feel if everyone identified you by your struggle instead of as an individual? What if no one offered you a hand out of your despair? Whatever the cause may be, whether financial, marital, health, or emotional the issue itself should not become a person’s identity.
When unemployment, addictions, or other problems bring someone to the point of homelessness many may look on the problem as the person’s identity. They see a homeless person and assume they are lazy or deserve to be where they are. They cannot see past the problem of homelessness and see a hurting man, woman, or child crying out for help.
As caring people, we cannot ignore these difficulties, nor should we turn away from the person. We must address the problem in an effort to reconcile a soul who seems consumed by their trial.
But how can we help?
At the Durham Rescue Mission often the first step for a hurting person to get out of their "pit” is a hot meal. If someone is hungry it is hard to see past the hunger or to try to think of how to face the problems in their lives. When someone comes to the Durham Rescue Mission they find the resources needed to begin the process of facing and overcoming the problems that brought them here. By providing safe shelter, Biblical counsel, vocational training, and job placement the Durham Rescue Mission offers hope for a better life.
So how can YOU help start this positive chain of events? For $2.05, you can provide a hot meal for a hurting individual in the Triangle or consider giving $20.50 and help provide 10 meals for 10 men, women, and children in need. Please consider helping someone find a new identity today!