Changing lives

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August 14, 2012

The ministry of helping is not confined to giving food. I also become their friend, and we give them a psalm that changes from week to week for them to reflect on. It’s about changing their lives. We used to take the food outside and they picked it up from there until I questioned why we weren’t bringing them in. Since we’ve started bringing them in to collect their food, I have learnt their names and they have learnt mine. Caring must be about more than words. It must be matched with an action. They really love the food we provide them with-the fresh milk, coffee, jam and cereal. Doing the work is great, but it’s really about how you do it. It has to be done with respect and dignity.

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