Last Trumpet Org Ministries / Newport Beach, California
Torah observant of Lord Yeshua of non-rabbinic practices
Shalom! To my amazement this is a
very popular page on this ministry site? I look at the numbers often.
So I am blessed that there are those interested in helping the homeless.
I have been doing this for years now. If
you have any questions or comments, please send me an email Douglas Nicholson
ADOPT A HOMELESS PERSON !
YOUR OWN OUTREACH MINISTRY, EASY TO DO!
did! Lots of fun and blessing to have! Anyone can do this! It's so easy!
the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye
have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it
Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and
give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow
9:18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten; The expectation of the
poor shall not perish forever.
Deuteronomy 15:11 "For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, 'You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.'
Proverbs 14:21He who despises his neighbor sins; But he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.
Proverbs 14:31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.
Proverbs 17:5 He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; He who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
Proverbs 19:17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, And He will pay back what he has given.
Proverbs 21:13 Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be heard.
Proverbs 22:9 He who has a generous eye will be blessed, For he gives of his bread to the poor.
Proverbs 22:22 Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Nor oppress the afflicted at the gate;
Proverbs 28:27 He who gives to the poor will not lack, But he who hides his eyes will have many curses.
Proverbs 29:14 The king who judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.
Proverbs 31:9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy.
is your chance to be huge blessing to our Lord Yeshua !
out and adopt a homeless person! The homeless are everywhere!
the years sense becoming believer in Messiah Yeshua I have gone and sought
out homeless people to ministry to as an ongoing ministry outreach.
is real easy to do, very rewarding both now and in the hereafter and for those
who are homeless. They really do appreciate having a friend in our Adonai
does it work?
you go out to find your homeless pray for the Lord's help and guidance first!
go out and find yourself a homeless person to work with. They are basically all
the same! Go as the Lord leads you.
you find a possible candidate to work withĒto minister to"
striking up a repartee with you perspective homeless candidate.
homeless are always hustling for change or a few bucks to help get them through
with that in mind I will always provide some cash that will afford the homeless
enough money to get them at least a meal for a day.
I try to meet with my homeless candidate as often as I can. I also bring cash
each time to provide a daily meal.
don't worry how they might spend that money.
That is not the concern!.
concern is to give them hope in a less then kind world.
Jesus worry about what the homeless dose with the money after you give it to
developing an ongoing dialog with your homeless person you then can start
ministering to their other needs as well.
of the first items that a homeless person needs is an ID. A state ID of some
if they have an ID card? A State ID and a Social Security card.
they don't have any IDís cards
will be priority one on your list of ministry objectives in working with your
of the homeless do not have any I D of any kind for whatever reasons.
makes it tough to obtain possible benefits from various public assistance
programs unless you have a valid ID and Social Security card.
people cannot get an ID unless they have a home address!
the homeless are in a catch 22 situation.
solution! You provide your own address and or PO Box for this homeless
persons ID cards.
states require a physical address of some kind before they will issue an ID card
but you can utilize a PO Box address on the actual ID card.
myself I use my physical address and then have the DMV place my PO Box address
on the actual ID card.
youíre the volunteer for our Lord Yeshua trying to help solve some of the
issues that your homeless person may have.
the proper ID's for your homeless person ministry will now open the doors
to obtain possible assistance from various public social service programs
in your area.
you will be the one who is going to do much if not all of the leg work for your
homeless person ministry outreach.
people like to fix up old cars or other things.
like to look at helping the homeless as restoring broken down people who really
could appreciate love and blessing of a kind person of God
is not that tough getting your homeless person an I D card.
go online to get the application for your state I D card or go to the local
department of motor vehicles and get the application for a state ID card.
will be some minor fees that will need to be paid of which you will gladly pay
on behalf of your homeless because you love the Lord Jesus and His compassion
for the poor.
is your ministry project for the Lord.
the ID application with you to your homeless meeting location and fill it
out for the homeless person.
of homeless if not all suffer from some type of mental capacity issues.
So you will need some patients in working with them.
homeless just cannot cope for whatever the reasons are and have ended up on the
streets as a homeless person. Most have diminished mental capacity. Hard to
solve the problems of their situation and just cope the best they can.
they have ID cards with both with state ID and Social Security ID you then can
seek other things that can be done to help your homeless person.
are possible social service benefits available out there to help the
disadvantage, the homeless veteran.
churches publish or have directories of many of the public assistance services
in their areas. Hospitals also do the same and often have Social Service Dept.
around your area to build your own resource lists for shelters, food banks, feed
the homeless outreaches etc. Equip yourself and be an advocate for the poor.
Story of Sandy Hertzberg.
A homeless woman the streets for nearly 20 years
one time I had worked with a homeless gal who was legally blind. Her name was
was entitled to have Social Security blind disability benefits. Except she did
not know how to obtain them.
after the ID process was completed we went to apply for blindness disability
benefits at the Social Security office together.
It is important to know that you may have to do a lot of hand holding of your
homeless person in this process of seeking public assistance..
my homeless gal Sandy there were a lot of hurdles to deal with Social Security
and other bureaucracies.
had to visit with their contracted doctors to find out if Sandy was blind
was legally blind from cataract disease.
I was her advocate for this whole process. I filled out the forms for her. I
drove her to her doctorís appointments.
a year and half later of working with Sandy for obtaining Social Security blind
disability benefits. Her funding did come through with all the back pay from the
start date that we applied for her blind benefits.
benefits afforded Sandy to get off the street and into convalescent care
did not have enough mental capacity to manage her own affairs so I sought out
Guardian Program with
the county court system that then over saw that her housing bills and medical
attention needs were taken care of.
all areas have a public Guardian program. It may be called by some other name or
operated by different department of your state.
I live it is called the Public
Guardian as part of the county services.
had lived on the streets for nearly 20 years.
Sandy is now living in a nursing care facility. The county public guardian
program manages her bills and health care.
of Sandy pixs on another
page if you want to review it.
mostly want to encourage what to do next after you get them an ID.
you always have to be their unbiased best friend. Try not to judge them at all.
You are serving for the Lord, Adonai Yeshua.
be the best of friend that you can be to them for the Lord Jesus.
Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto
you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye
have done it unto me.
homeless person may be a colorful and loud mouth at times. They maybe shy!
might suffer from hygiene issues because they cannot shower every day like you
and I do.
part of your ministry will be to help them with obtain clean clothes at times
and shower once in a while as needed.
working with the homeless we often take a lot of blessings that we have for
in helping a homeless person helps us to be humble and appreciate all the
wonderful blessings that God has provided for us.
of the homeless that I have worked with were military veterans.
were very nice, humble and very appreciative.
also may be entitled to some type VA benefits, health care and their related
service orgs that also can provide assistance as well.
do your homework, get online, call around and be the advocate for your homeless
out what is available out there! Be their champion!
the homeless suffer from mental capacity issues, the bureaucracy of the various
social services just wipes them out.
homeless don't have the patients or resources that you and I do and need a
advocate like ourselves to be a champion for them.
homeless ministry person may not be entitled to any public assistance!
worry about it! Just continue ministering to them as you can.
with them often; help out as you can, bring them some cash to help them get by
for a day or a week.
have this fine tuned now from years of doing this and I usually just meet
with my homeless candidate about once a week.
meet, we chat for a while, I seek their concerns and then give them some cash to
help them purchase at least one meal a day.
homeless veteran that I minister to will need a new sleeping bag every 2 to 3 months.
bags can wear out quick with daily use.
I learn that if you spray the zipper with some WD40 I can extend the zipper life
of the sleeping bag.
I give my homeless disabled Vietnam veteran who obtained purple heart a small
can of WD40.
are little tricks you will discover in your ongoing efforts of
ministering to the homeless.
working with your homeless person for a while you will start to see a change in
them and their attitude!
is amazing to see what love can do for person who is very broken and tired of
living on the streets.
start to smile again, their attitude is much softer. They are not as edgy! They
start to feel like a human again.
you may possible be a very busy person. You might consider working with one
buddy in this out reach.
two of you can work together and divvy of the ministry needs concerns and
meeting times with of your homeless person.
meeting with your homeless person the two of you can also strategize and pray on
what needs to be accomplished.
work with lots of prayer through our Lord Yeshua.
basic ministry check list for working with the homeless.
Develop a fast friendship with your homeless person.
Bring some cash for them to buy food. And don't worry what so ever at all what
they might spend it on.
God do all worrying about that! Just minister to them.
If they need IDís! Get your homeless person both a state ID and Social
Security card ASAP.
If they need a sleeping bag, get them one. I usually shop for sale items with
concerns for the temperatures outside. I normally get the extra large bag
for max cold temps.
use the attitude of "what kind of bag that would I like to use" if I
had to sleep outside day to day for the temps and weather conditions currently
of the sleeping bags I obtain usually hold up well. What the issue is that the
zippers don't hold up after extended use!
only solution is to replace the bag. I do wash and clean up the used bag and see
if I can bring the zipper back to life.
Clothes and hygiene. You can obtain clothing at thrift stores and at some public
service out reaches or churches.
there is public assistance showering service outreach ministries. You will have
to research that for your area.
there is no public shower services available. So I would then offer the
shower at my own home from time to time.
on my homeless person, after I had qualified them by asking them what their
background is. I might let them sleep in my garage which I have fixed up to be
more like a studio apartment. This would get them out of the cold and wet
weather and was more convenient for ministering to those who were good candidate
for possible obtaining State, Federal or veteran public assistance relief like
food stamps or waiting for Social Security funding to come through. This is what
I did for Sandy. I had converted my garage into a studio apartment for her while
I tending to the bureaucracy battles for her. This kept her close by so I did
not have to go out and find her when it was time to take her to the Social
Security doctorís appointment.
if you don't have a garage or a living situation that will allow for this. Just
make do with what you have. Be creative! Maybe there are homeless shelters in
your area. Maybe a tent can be put up somewhere? Stuff like that. Pray about!
See what kind of solutions can be sought out. Some cities have set aside
specific acreage areas just for the homeless as tent dwellers. In urban
areas it is tough to put up a tent. But an old broken down van, cleaned up
inside or an old trailer or RV might work to help out. In the more rural
areas this more of a possibility to use a low cost tent.
just have to be a little creative and use some imagination to find solutions for
your homeless person that youíre working with.
you do this maybe you want to teach others how to do this type of ministry while
you are actively involved with a homeless person. Maybe meet with others on a
once a month basis or more often. Maybe start up an online chat group to
exchange ideas and solutions for the homeless in your area. Start a blog. Share
about your learning experience and but please give all the glory and
praise to our Lord Jesus Christ for your ministry to the homeless. Lord Jesus
only wants the glory and you get all the rewards, blessings and atta boys from
God. So I advise don't even think about taking the glory! You can feel good,
feel blessed, you can be excited and but please give all the glory and
praise for your successful ministry outreach only to our Lord Jesus Christ.
find that working with the homeless that I have competed many of the items on
what I call The Lord's heart for the less fortunate.
a student and teacher of Bible prophecy. Most prophecies have both near and far
with the homeless is very personal and this prophecy of Matthew 25:31-46 has a
very a personal application being taught from it and will be applied to
Jesus said what you do unto the least of the brethren you have done unto me.
Good or not so good.
Jesus has tremendous compassion for the poor and needy which He calls the least
of these brethren.
if you love Jesus and want to invite Jesus into your home one of the ways to do
this is to minister to the poor and needy.
if you don't do those things that Jesus commanded us to do there consequences
for that as well.
read Matthew 25:31-46
25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with
him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
Matt 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Matt 25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Matt 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Matt 25:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Matt 25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Matt 25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
Matt 25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Matt 25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
Matt 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Matt 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Matt 25:42 For I was an hungry, and ye gave me no food: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
Matt 25:43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Matt 25:44 hen shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Matt 25:45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, In as much as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
Matt 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal
the Lord's generous help I was able to complete each item on this ministry to do
list. It was not that tough at all and I was to complete each item mentioned
here in the Matthew 25:31-46 passages. I completed all this in a very short
amount of time.
prison ministry page
encourage everyone as part of your walk in the Lord Jesus to do some type of
jail or prison ministry out reach. It is very rewarding and a great blessing to
the inmate that you visit with.
with prison ministry with the Match
Two prison out reach at CRC
prison (Hotel California) at Norco California with inmate Michael
Smith. Though Michael had some issues he later was asked by Match Two
leadership to be a key note speaker for their annual year end dinner held on the
woman's side of the CRC prison. This because of a letter Michael Smith had wrote
to the Match Two and how participating in the Match Two program and having me as
a mentor had changed his life while being an inmate at CRC. Michael Smith has no
family what so ever. So I was asked to accompany Michael Smith to the very
privilege year end dinner held by M2.
25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in
prison, and ye came unto me.
California is the where a band member of the Eagles
did some prison time and what the song Hotel
California (please see this page). Interesting enough I had met Glenn
Frey of the Eagles band and also had booked the Eagles band for several weeks of
closed set rehearsals while I was working at GMT
Studios Culver City, CA this just before the start of their Hell
Freezes Over tour circa 1994. All this during the time frame that I was
ministering to Michael Smith at CRC prison, Hotel California.
all of your prison systems and county jails have ministry outreaches. Your
church may already be a part of a jail or prison ministry. If not, contact
your local Sheriff office and find out who is doing ministry outreach work
with them or call your state prison system and find out who has prison ministry
out reaches with their facilities. Maybe you want to start a jail or prison
ministry outreach for your church? I mention this here because the
homeless are everywhere and are fast and easy to work with. Working with a
prison inmate or being part of a prison outreach ministry can take a little more
time and is a bit more involved. Sometimes involving back ground checks and
going on visits only on specific days and times. I did prison ministry work
while also working with homeless
Sandy and several other homeless people who were African American
veterans who were shut out by "the overwhelming bureaucracy" and after
a long haul of being an advocate for them, the sea of bureaucracy finally parted
and things hoped for came through. All this during the same time frame. Again
none of these ministry items are very taxing and as you read about them to do in Matthew
are very good rewards and blessings for the obedient to the Lord's commands of
to love the poor and needy and bad rewards to the disobedient , the rebellious,
the selfish who rejected the Lord's commands to have love and compassion for the
poor and needy and to those in prison.
doing all these things really helps shapes your heart into being the kind
of person that our Lord Jesus Christ wants you to be. Also it helps you to
appreciate the all the blessings that the Lord has blessed you with, to pause
and give thanks to the Lord Jesus and not take so much that we are blessed with
Douglas Nicholson / Biblical researcher
Torah observant of Lord Yeshua of non rabbinic practices and not of Paul / Newport Beach, CA/ Last Trumpet Org
Please email me if you have any questions or comments
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