Some of the women we serve stay at the shelter or sleep outdoors. They need a place to go during the day away from the darkness and danger that is so prevalent in their neighborhoods. A place where they can grow, gain confidence and become empowered to live productive lives. A place to learn that God has promised them a “Crown of Beauty For Ashes.” We offer just such a place!
- Pastoral Services
- Weekly Street Church
- Beauty For Ashes - Women's Day Center
- Food Pantry
- Clothing Bouique
- Biblical Lifestyle Coaching
- Bible-Based Recovery Guidance
- Twice Weekly Indoor Bible Studies
- Housing Guidance
- Furniture For Housed Poor
- Career Training/Counseling
- Transportation to Interviews
The people we serve can come to our pantry to choose the food they like, or, in some cases, we deliver food boxes to them. Those who attend our bi-weekly Bible studies often fill up on spiritual food first, then visit the pantry afterwards for physical food.
I have come to bring fire on the earth, and oh how I wish it were already kindled. Luke 12:49
We enjoy the humbling privilege of seeing lives changed when the people we serve develop a personal relationship with Jesus.
When we met Donna, she was living in a shelter with her family and suffering from depression. Now, she has an apartment, is full of Jesus and is helping us with our women's ministry!
Carl needed clothes for an interview. Pastor James shared Jesus with him while they were clothes shopping at the local Goodwill store and they prayed. Carl came back to the streets a few weeks later to tell us he had gotten the job and his life was changing dramatically for the better.
Paula came to Pastor James during one of his daily street visits and confessed her need for a Savior. He prayed with her and she accepted Jesus' gift of salvation. She died a few weeks later—SAVED!
Clothing is always needed. We have an indoor "boutique" where people can shop for free and we bring clothes to the streets.
We also fill special requests for particular items, such as very large clothing, work boots, etc.
At our Saturday afternoon street services, we serve spiritual food in the form of a full church service and then offer physical food and fellowship to our honored guests, who sometimes need to be reminded they are valuable. Our biggest joy is when they make a decision to accept the gift of salvation from Jesus. It is then that we begin to see their lives change for the better!
Sharing the LOVE of Jesus to bring hope, salvation and transformation to our poor and homeless community.
STREETFIRE MINISTRIES, INC.