The one who breaks open will come up before them;
They will break out, Pass through the gate,
And go out by it; Their king will pass before them,
With the Lord at their head.
Micah 2:13 NKJV
It is hard to believe it has been five months since God began a new season in The Lord’s Hands & Hearts Ministries. At the end of February we left our old location and launched out under the bridges…just like when we began in 2004. It was different and took a lot of trial and error to discover the right order of things, but now we are in full swing.
When we launched out under the bridges God gave us a vision for Mercy Seat Church. The vision was one of an indigenous church plant with not just the congregation coming from under the bridges, but also the teachers, pastors, evangelists as well. This vision is now a reality every Saturday morning beginning at 10:45 am. God has been moving in new and powerful ways at Solomon’s Porch. He has released a breaker anointing that is causing lives to be transformed for His glory. We have seen countless men and women come off of the streets and in to rehabilitation centers and discipleship programs. They have begun their journey from “homeless to whole”. We have also witnessed God’s glory firsthand as blind eyes have been opened! This season has proven to be an exciting one to be certain.
Join us Saturday at 2621 Dawson Street in south Dallas. Become a part of this outpouring of the Holy Spirit…see God move in mighty ways and restore and transform the lives of His children on the streets.
To those of you who serve at Solomon’s Porch this man needs no introduction. Marvin is always willing and able to jump in and get any task accomplished. What you do not know is he is a shining example of what happens when a repentant heart meets the grace of God.
Marvin grew up on the west coast, in the San Francisco Bay area. In his teens he spent time with his grandmother in Grand Prairie, Texas and his mother in Los Angeles, California. In 1968 Marvin and some of the men from his neighborhood formed what would become one of the most notorious gangs in the United Sates, the Crips. For over fifteen years Marvin, also known as “Lil’ Tee” ran the streets of south central Los Angeles.
In 1984 he was arrested and spent the next 29 years behind bars. When he was released he fell back into the same bad habits and bad relationships. Only now, the world as he knew it was changed forever.
We met Marvin in 2014 Marvin at Solomon’s Porch. Turns out he and Darnell Johnson, another resident of the Nehemiah House, had at one time been cell mates in prison. Marvin exhibited a hunger and desire for the Lord from early on. Now, he is a resident of the Nehemiah House and a leader in The Lord’s Hands and Hearts Ministries. He drives the ministry van and does all of our donation pick ups as well as driving the van shuttle on Saturday mornings. You will even see him from time to time teaching a bible study. He rededicated his life to the Lord last Saturday and was re-baptised.
Marvin, and others like him, is the reason we are out here…sharing the redemptive love of Jesus with the lost and broken. Showing them that there is a path from homeless to whole.
North Texas Giving Day
For the first time we will be participating in the North Texas Giving Day event on September 17, 2015. This annual event is an online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure to – and start relationships with – new donors, and for people in North Texas to come together and raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits. In just six years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $86 million into the North Texas Community. In 2014, more than 98,000 gifts totaling $26.3 million, benefited 1,580 nonprofits.
Would you prayerfully consider helping us raise funds to continue helping the lost and broken in Dallas? Donations will begin being accepted on September 17, 2015 06:00 AM CDT, visit www.northtexasgivingday.org for more information. You don’t have to wait until September to help. Just click the donate link below, or go to www.handshearts.org, and make you tax deductible donation today!