The most important, life-changing thing that we can do for anyone is to introduce them to love and grace of Jesus. It is only through the impact of a relationship with God that real change begins to occur in the life of any person. That’s why we try so hard at Serenity to live out the love that God has shown to us – to really and truly be the hands and feet of Jesus.
When you are hungry and you have no food, it’s tough to concentrate on anything else – your mind is constantly preoccupied with the physical needs of life. Through our small food pantry and new clothing donations, along with other physical necessities, we try to do our best to meet and manage the immediate physical needs of our friends.
One of our long-term goals is to help our friends become as self-reliant as possible. It’s hard to move through life without identification, birth certificates, or social security cards. To find a job or apply government benefits, documents like these are necessary, but often seem impossible for those who have gone through life mostly without them.