Jesus Said "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." Matthew 28: 19-20
The 2nd Mile Story
“Homes for homeless families”
In February 2013 we found out that a house 1 block from the park where we conduct “The Bridge Ministry” every Saturday, belonged to my (Jeff) great grandparents. The amazing thing is that the house was not build there it was built in the country North of Lawton in the 1930’s and was moved to is current location around 1950. While we were not sure what God meant for us to do at the time we did understand that The Lord had a purpose for placing my great grandparents’ house 1 block away from the heart of our local ministry! We committed to continue to pray about this until The Lord gave us clear conformation of what we were to do. In early November 2013 I felt led to go to the tax assessor’s office to find out who owned the property. I sat down with a lady from the tax assessor’s office and she pulled it up on the computer. She looked at the file on the computer and looked at me with a surprised look on her face and quietly said to me “the person who owns this property is sitting with my colleague across the aisle from you”! I was stunned by her comment and needed a minute to process what she had told me. This was like a modern version of the burning bush to me. I clearly understood The Lord wanted us to move forward so I followed the owner of the property out to the hallway and asked if the property was for sale, I was told it was. I remember thinking, ok God what do we do now? We didn’t have the money needed to purchase the property so I was trying to think how we could purchase the property and have a mortgage and be able to use it for the ministry. Amazingly The Lord sent and Angel, who wants to remain anonymous, that was familiar with our ministry and after hearing how The Lord had revealed His desire for M28 to purchase the property, provided the funds necessary to purchase it!!! By God’s grace and provision M28 Ministries purchased the property in December 2014, paid in full! Not only did we now own my great grandparents’ house (the big house) there is also a small detached 2 bedroom house (the small house) on the property. Now that we owned the property free and clear we were able to consider different things that we could do with the property. We decided to renovate the small house first then convert the big house into a duplex giving us 3 houses when complete. We named the new ministry “The 2nd Mile” with a purpose of helping homeless families get back on their feet by giving them temporary housing until they can secure permanent, sustainable housing. We believe it is very important for families to stay together but that is often difficult because of the lack of facilities to house homeless families. The 2nd Mile program allows the family to stay together while they work their way through their circumstances and get back on their feet.
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