Let's move from ALLOCATION (Giving of Stuff) TO ......
Relationship – if there are two people breathing there is some type of relationship going on. Let's show and tell people they matter more than just being the target of a good deed. Getting to know them may open the door to a life saving conversation – both spiritual and physical life. A transformation!
Transformation from salvation - We can't choose for someone to go heaven but we can offer the love of Christ, a meal, a coat, the message of God's saving love for us through Jesus Christ. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son – Jesus that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16. God does the saving of a soul, the changing of a heart, the transforming of the life. He wants to have a relationship with us – beyond giving we can invite others to have a life changing relationship with Him.
Evacuation – Besides inviting people to be ready to go to God in Heaven should their life on earth end today- and today it should be important to us that people are invited to leave or “evacuate” an unsafe or unhealthy living arrangement. To get the care they need-today. It's not judging to invite someone who gives us the opportunity to help them make an evacuation plan. Be ready- know what resources are out there to help. Helping someone out of the woods into safe housing could save their lives!