VETERANS COMING HOME CENTER
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31 When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’45 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.
40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
29 Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.
24 Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
10 the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments
14 >What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good[a] is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
5 A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might.
17 For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’
20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”
James 2:14-17 is my passion! I have been helping at the Center for a year. I started slow, getting my feet wet by learning how things worked. And I love it. I have served meals, prepared meals, gifted items, but God's true purpose was getting to interact with the homeless who came daily to the Center. So many of them want to know someone cares. They love being prayed for, listened to, and asked about their day, their hopes for the future. There are people who come regularly, who have been coming for years. There are some who come for a while then don't come at all. That's the hardest part for me. But I know God is in charge and He is watching over all of them. These people are kind and caring and appreciative for anything we do. I won't say I always come with a great spirit. Life gets in my way too. But I have always left this center feeling blessed beyond measure! I have Christ's love for these people and I count my blessings for getting the honor to help them have a brighter day, hopefully showing them God's love. I believe so much in the scripture from Romans 12-6-8. We each have a gift from God. Find your gift, and come help!
Quinton grew up in a toxic, hurtful family environment. At age 2 he was placed in the Missouri foster care system. After moving from house to house, he was finally adopted at 7. His adopted father was incredibly abusive and beat him daily for 8 years. At age 15, Quinton fought back and found himself in the juvenile court system. At that point he did his best to cut all ties to his adopted family. Rosemary had a similar family experience. Both of her parents abused drugs. She moved out and back into with her parents three times throughout her teen years. Her extended family were eventually one of the causes that made her homeless. Quinton and Rosemary have been together 10 years and have been married 4. Due to bad relations with family and abusing drugs, they found themselves on the streets of Springfield. They were homeless for a year and a half, during which time they found themselves in a perpetual state of moving from place to place. In March 2018, Quinton and Rosemary finally decided they'd had enough of that life style. After joining the program with NLEC, they have professed that they feel called to ministry for life. Both have grown so much spiritually and physically. They are thankful for what God has done in their lives and both recognize God's amazing providence. They want others, who may be going through the same trials, to see that it is possible to overcome these obstacles. "I love having a roof over my head, getting closer to God, and taking care of others. I am reading through the whole Bible for the first time, and that's been a huge help!" said Quinton. "I get to help others and I enjoy helping others out. I get to see my kids, and I can focus on making myself and my community better." said Rosemary