How we can show Jesus to those on the streets.



You know I work in outreach and have for 9 years, but I found a post on facebook that opened my eyes to the simplest idea for people on the streets. It involved a ziploc bag gallon size, a few items of your choice including bar of soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, the rest would be your ideas to help someone living on the streets. Here in Australia, I would include a prepaid phone card so they could make calls to loved ones or for assistance. So what is your ideas on some of the things that could be placed in a bag, zipped up and placed in your car to give out. Maybe a small Bible?

You could also do breakfast or protein bars, deodorant, snack crackers, maybe a gift card to a fast food place such as McDonald's. I think the phone is a great idea. A small bible or tract is a good idea as well.

I used to work in downtown Phoenix and used to see hundreds of people living on the streets. I would sometimes walk into restaurants with the person in need and buy them lunch or dinner. It requires more time than handing them money and God bless, but the gift wasn't being spent on drugs, alcohol or cigarettes.

Thanks for the ideas, they are great. Brandon a few times I have bought meals for the homeless, it is really eye opening for others when I take them to a cafe and sit with them and eat. I dislike mcDonalds so never eat there, but gift cards could be the answer for the bags. I am going to do this for a church project..I will see how many I get...

I prefer gift cards instead of handing cash to homeless people.