20 May 2007

Project Feed

Author: Bobby Valentine | Filed under: Bobby's World, Discipleship, Kingdom, Ministry, Mission

Project Feed

[Yahweh] upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. Yahweh sets the prisoners free, Yahweh gives sight to the blind, Yahweh lifts up those who are bowed down, Yahweh loves the righteous. Yahweh watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked” (Psalm 146.7-9)

On Sunday and Thursday nites hundreds of homeless people in the city of Tucson assemble in an open, dusty, empty lot between a hotel and an auto parts store. Here a group of Christians gather to provide a meal, try to meet some clothing needs and try to get to know people from all walks of life. This past Thursday nite we had an old fashioned cookout and Palo Verde’s own blue grass band for dinner and a show. Here are a few photos of this week’s adventurous journey.

Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied” (Luke 6.21a)

All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do” (Galatians 2.10)

I saw the tears of the oppressed–and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors” (Ecclesiastes 4.1)

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother and sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in him?” (1 John 3.17)

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19.14)

Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise” (James 5.13)

At his gate was laid a beggar name Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table” (Luke 16.20-21)

Supply him liberally from your flock, your threshing floor and your winepress. Give to him as the LORD your God has blessed you.” (Deuteronomy 15.14)

It is our prayer that we participate in God’s Year of Jubilee …

Bobby Valentine

9 Responses to “Project Feed”

  1. Tim Archer Says:

    Year of Jubilee, huh? Does that mean your congregation is going to deed your property back to the Native Americans? 😉

    Glad y’all are doing that. People need to see a sermon once in a while. Several congregations here, not the one I attend 🙁 , have “We Are The Sermon” day once a year. They meet briefly that Sunday, share the Lord’s Supper, then go out into the community and do service projects.

    Keep it up!

    Grace and peace,

  2. lisa leichner Says:

    What a beautiful thing! You’ve inspired me. 🙂

  3. laymond Says:

    Good work, The Lord’s work.

  4. cwinwc Says:

    “Bluegrass Ministry.” We have one of those at our church. One of the best events they’ve done was in conjunction with the Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” we held a bluegrass concert in front of our church to benefit the research on cancer.

    Keep up reaching out into the community. Good stuff.

  5. TREY MORGAN Says:

    Awesome. This is what church is all about. I love it.


  6. Danny Says:

    Thanks for sharing this good work! It is inspiring.



  8. john dobbs Says:

    Oh Bobby…you are singing my song. Beautifully done, friend. Jesus is glorified when we serve the helpless. I am rejoicing in my heart viewing these pictures. We have been talking among the elders about some ways to reach out to the community other than rebuilding homes … stay tuned!

  9. preacherman Says:

    Praise God.
    America is a mission field that we need to reach out and understand that it yes people need Jesus in Africa, and other places. But, the poor, hungry, those who need Jesus are right hear in America. Praise God for Christians such as these that are making a Kingdom differnce! For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat…….

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