Making a difference in our community, Austin, Indiana: LOVING, CARING, SERVING, SHARING.
Giving hope in Christ, meeting their needs, and aligning resources.
Obedient of Gods word, feeding the hungry, building relationships to show them the love of
Christ. Hope in Christ, meeting daily needs, aligning resources.
Collaboration of several churches, working together, for Gods Glory.
Being servants of God, meeting people's needs, where they are: HUNGRY, ANGRY, LONLEY, TIRED.
ALLWAYS STRIVING TO DO MORE IN OUR COMMUNITY
Food 4R Souls have been feeding more than 100 people that are in need, a meal every
week. The Church of the New Covenant have been providing the facility, for us to use to serve
out of. There is an urgency to get more nutritious meals to the people we have been serving and
to be able to serve the meals more often. We are asking for monetary donations (CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR DONATIONS PAGE) to help support this effort and greatly appreciate your consideration in this matter. We are meeting their physical needs of food and clothing, along with their spiritual needs.
PHOTOS... (CLICK ANY THUMBNAIL TO BEGIN THE PHOTO GALLERY)
Scott County came into the spotlight in 2015 after experts saw an alarming uptick in HIV and Hepatitis C cases as a result of IV drug use. Community programs like Food 4 Our Souls are helping these addicts find help in a desperate time of need.
- WCPO CINCINNATI
"LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF"...
Mark 12:30-31.'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. The second equally important ‘Love you neighbor as yourself.’ ‘No other commandment is greater than these.’
God led us to a church with a kitchen, right where it needed to be, corner of Clay and Rural Street in Austin, Indiana. At this time, January 2019, 20 churches have been affiliated with us, we are working together to build relationships and break down barriers between different ethnic backgrounds. Volunteers are cooking and serving food every Thursday at 5:00pm. Including serving for the Fed Up Rally, Back to School Event, Friday night Peer group meeting, Celebrate Recovery meetings, an estimation of meals served in the last three years are 20,000 meals. Volunteers are visiting with the diners, handing out clothes, giving food from the pantry, and praying with them, while sharing the Gospel.
Isaiah 58:7'Share your Food with the hungry and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them and do not hide from relatives who need your help.' The volunteers and churches have donated kitchen equipment, food, cooked food ready to serve, clothes for the Free Store, their financial support and their time. Several of the volunteers have joined the Celebrate Recovery meetings, that are held in Scott County Jail, The Rock, Scottsburg First Christian Church, H2O Church, and the women’s Rehab in Lexington, Indiana. Relationships have been built with Heaven Nevaeh Faith Base men’s facility in Bedford and there’s a real possibility for a women’s facility to be established in Bedford in 2019 with our partnership. We are working with probation office to transport women to rehab facilities. We are also are providing community service for the people on probation to volunteer at Food 4R Souls Free Store and what ever help we need. Centerstone and Lifespring agencies have been referring our services of the Free Store to their clients. Dr Cooke has been supporting us thru many avenues. We also welcome people that have just be released from Jail or prison to re establish their clothing or food supply. The Scott County Homeless Coalition visits us often to get some of their needs met.
The Grandmothers that are raising their grandchildren are coming on Thursdays to get a meal for them, maybe a coat or blanket, or hats and gloves. They all come because they are physical hungry but we know they are spiritually starved. God is drawing them in, we are meeting their physical needs and God is touching them. This all has been about relationships. A bond has been established between the group of volunteers, volunteers and ones in need, legal authorities, health and mental care. All kinds of people with different back grounds are changing our community.
We give God all the Glory. A big thank you to the generous ones that are the hands and feet of Jesus by being obedient of the word Phil. 2:1-4 Sharing, loving, serving, caring, and praying in Jesus name.