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Father we pray that you would save the perishing in this world! Show yourself mighty in the new birth of your people.
Luke was the kind of guy you didn’t want to tangle with. Stories overflowed of his violent temper, his business of selling of cocaine, and his addiction to it. Everyone knew that Luke didn’t mess around and his Louisiana draw only amplified the legend. He talked rough, acted rough, and lived rough.
Sometimes God intervenes at the times, and often with the people we least expect. Luke was one of those cases. Back in jail with a drug charge and waiting for a long day to end, he noticed a bible lying by his bed. Mostly out of boredom he began to read. I can’t tell you the chapter or the verse, but God changed the heart of Luke that night.
After his release Luke was a different man. He came to join our New Life Directions Program to learn how to live a life that honors Christ. Luke wanted to change because he knew that God had saved him. All he seemed to want to do was study his bible and talk about the things of the Lord. Luke was known for his temper before, but now he was a peacekeeper. Always encouraging wayward souls to trust the God that rescued him from the wages of his sin. He truly is one of the most pleasant and mild mannered people that I have met here at the City Mission.
Old things have passed away; behold all things have become new. Praise be to God for Jesus Christ, who gives new life to all that come to Him.
In 2 Corinthians 1:9-10, the Apostle Paul writes:
“Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.”
Paul came upon hard times in Asia, and even ‘despaired of life itself’. In the New Life Directions Program we often see men down on their luck, or in the bondage of sin. They often can testify with Paul that they have the “sentence of death”, but the scripture reminds us of the purpose of hard times: “to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.” We can and do find lasting comfort in trials by putting our hope and trust in the God that raises the dead and saves the souls of those that trust Him.
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Sheltering the homeless since 1934.
510 West Main Cross
The City Mission of Findlay is a proud member of the following organizations:
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Findlay Hancock Chamber of Commerce, and The Better Business Bureau
*The pictures and names of the homeless, unless specifically noted, are not of local homeless people.