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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Feeding the poor: Augusta Pastor delivers Thanksgiving sermon in an unlikely place




Kindly see the homeless as a human being. Just to let you know they are our brothers and sisters, colour does not matter, treat them well, they have soul just like you and me!
 
 A Pastor based in Augusta, Ga. is taking his sermon outside and he is not only feeding the soul with the word of God, he is also serving a Thanksgiving dinner.
Pastor Roger Gardner from the New Hope Worship Centre goes straight to those in needs and meets them in an unlikely place – under a bridge.
“They [the homeless] live in small communities under the bridges and downtown in the abandoned buildings and homes,” Gardner told Fox News’ Lauren Green.
Gardner meets his parishioners under the 15th Street Bridge in Augusta every Saturday. On average “300 to 350” people come to meet with the Bridge Ministry. For the past several years they have volunteered their Saturdays before Thanksgiving to help less fortunate families by giving out food and clothing.
The Bridge Ministry also had a food pantry for those in need. The ministry emphasizes that people shouldn’t turn away from the homeless but embrace them.
“We see them as a soul, as a human being … people have the idea that poverty is being poor and hungry and naked but poverty is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for … they are our brothers and sisters,” said Gardner.
 
 
 
 
 

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