Wednesday, June 12, 2013

NYC '13: Salt and Sea Mission

This morning my group woke up early, ate breakfast and packed our lunches. We left at 7:00am on the Q train and rode it to the end: Coney Island. 
We were headed to Salt and Sea Mission. This is a food bank that services the poor and homeless in the Coney Island area. We met and talked with pastor Debbe and made an immediate friendship. She shared with us her life story which included drug addiction, alcoholism, brutality and homelessness. Then she met Jesus!! Since then she has spent over 20 years fostering boys from neighborhood gangs, and about 15 years ago, started her food and clothing ministry to the homeless. 
While at Salt and Sea, we helped unload and organize two food shipments that came in. We put together bags of potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes so they were ready for tomorrow's food bank handout. We also sorted and folded clothing donations and talked with people as they came to take the clothes. Finally we talked with mothers and children that came for the Wednesday Enfamil Baby Formula Drive. 
It was a great experience to meet others who serve Christ and have a heart for God's people. 

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