Mission USA- The Bridge

If someone was thirsty you’d likely give them something to drink.
Perhaps if they were hungry you’d also offer them a snack if not a
full meal, especially if you’d gotten to truly know them.

If it was raining out as it has been off and on in Chicago the past
couple of days, you may loan them a windbreaker or jacket. Maybe you’d
even give them one to keep.

If you knew them well enough and they were all of a sudden homeless
you -might- take them in, at least temporarily.

And if someone, especially in your family or a close friend got very
ill and ended up in hospital you’d likely visit them, at least once
and perhaps more.

If… only IF you knew and loved them well and they landed in jail or
were handed a prison term you might visit them. Perhaps.

Relationship and not mere theory, is the bottom line. Before anything
else. Relationship and community is certainly the best incubator and
prime launchpad for love I’ve ever known.

Through meetings and authentic, bridging relational ministry Mission
USA slices most of the corners off of “perhaps”. The message at The
Bridge is WE’RE HERE AND YOU’RE WELCOME… ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE COMING
OUT OF PRISON OR ON THE STREET AND A LIKELY CANDIDATE FOR JAIL OR
PRISON. YOU NEED HELP? GOD AND THIS GROUP ARE HERE TO BRING IT.

I’ve been blessed to share in ministry with their staff here in
Chicago for several years now and have been regularly encouraged by
their constant and fruitful outreach to those I call “the least of the
least of these” (see Matthew chapter 25 -prison is the last of six
things Jesus mentions regarding judgment and love).

Please read through what they do and how they do it here: http://missionusa.com/

The work of The Bridge is just that, bridging gaps by forging solid
relational links to Jesus, good people and services.

They would appreciate your prayers and more should you have heart to do more!

Thanks for stopping by. -Glenn

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