Pleasant Valley
Light of Life

One of the staples of L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry is weekly shelter outreach. This is how the ministry was started, and will be the constant throughout the entire life of the ministry.|| In 2002 we first started our weekly shelter outreach by going to Pleasant Valley Shelter, a subsidiary of Northside Common Ministries. We would go and play cards, eat snacks, have bible studies, and always take prayer requests. | After going to Pleasant Valley every Saturday night for about a year, the leadership of the shelter decided to make us official by giving us the title of volunteer chaplains. As chaplains, we had more freedom to come and go as we pleased and to bring anyone with us that wanted to join the Bible Studies. | About two years into this outreach, we began going to Pleasant Valley on Thursday nights as well as Saturday nights. This allowed people with busy schedules to come with us. Today, we still go to Pleasant Valley Shelter (2) days a week for Bible Study and one day for a more formal worship service. || In the past year, God has called us to again, do more. He has opened up the door for us to go to more shelters and have outreach. In that time, we have been able to start Bible Studies at Wellsprings, Safe Haven, and Light of Life. | We are so thankful for the opportunity to do outreach on a weekly basis in the shelters. It is hard to put into words how much it has meant to the men and women that we serve to have us come on a weekly basis. The homeless are one of the most rejected people in our society. There are countless stereotypes held against them, and most people look down upon them. But Christ would not. The homeless would be exactly who Jesus would minister to, and people probably would not understand it. || In the coming year, we will be looking to also expand this part of our program. We would like to be able to have a bible study at Wood Street Commons and do more street outreach. Check back to see updates to our weekly shelter outreach.