The AOG Guiding Light Ministries
Seeing the unseen, hearing the unheard, bleeding compassion for the hurting and the lost and the forsaken…The homeless are treated as invisible, a nuisance, disregarded because of their circumstance. Can we not look into their eyes and see ourselves, one mistake, one unfortunate happening away from the same plight? We should and we must. Jesus said, “If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out, your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.” Is 58:10 MSG.
One person at a time, we can invest our lives in helping the hurting and the downtrodden for the glory of God. Ending all suffering is not our goal because God’s Word says that it has been unleashed on the world by the Fall of man to sin. He has promised that He will end the suffering at the appointed time, In the meantime, loving one another and lifting those who are down are achievable and God-honoring…Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
To lend a hand, to share God’s bounty, to clothe the naked, to feed the hungry…to love our neighbor…EVERY neighbor, regardless of circumstance. Ours is to share the hope of Christ through compassionate giving as He has given to us.
A world in which every person knows their worth as a child of God, has clothes to wear, food to eat, a safe place for shelter, and a desire to serve the loving God who provides for them.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP
We will provide personal advocacy, one person at a time, for any disenfranchised person. We will seek Christian mental health counseling, safe refuge, clothing, food, and shelter as we are able. We will aid in the pursuit of employment. We will arouse a greater awareness of the growing magnitude of homelessness and poverty. We will give thanks to God at every step, in every victory, and rejoice in His healing.
Faith in the healing and protective power of Jesus Christ
Agape love of God for the hurting
Fearlessness in the face of evil, championing the causes of Christ
Human Rights, by virtue of being created in God's image and the state of grace that gives all human beings inherent worth
Compassion through responding to others with understanding, patience, and kindness
Commitment to continue the fight until the return of Christ heals all hurts