May 3, 2014

New Jersey Church Hosts Homeless Families



Adventurers from the Wayne church prepare to serve breakfast. [Photo: CU Visitor]ach year New
Jersey Conference
’s Wayne church members host an Easter program, but not
this year. This year members threw open the church doors and welcomed four
adults and nine children without a home to call their own. The church worked
for many months with Family Promise, an organization that places homeless
families for seven days at a time at local churches.

During the church’s first
week hosting the program, members pitched in to provide supplies, cook food,
and support the families in whatever way needed. The Adventurers even pitched
in one morning to serve breakfast. “We were thrilled to show compassion in a
tangible way to families that need and will need our help in the future,”
shared Delma Avila, the church’s Health Ministries director.

“It was a wonderful, tangible way to help others
in need while at the same time receiving a tremendous blessing. The [children]
can’t wait to help out again,” said Larra Millner, Children Ministries