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Light of the Holy Spirit Ministries is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making the teachings of A Course in Miracles available and to facilitate Course students in their practice of its transformational principles. 

A Homeless Outreach Ministry in a local community is one of the most rewarding ministries to have. Churches and Ministries, not the government, should be helping the needy.

We are asked to help the poor.  It is our responsibility.  Although we can't help everybody, we can certainly help somebody.

There are many different ways to help the homeless, ranging from simply providing them with a free packaged-meal and some literature, to going as far as providing a shelter for them to temporarily lodge for the night to escape the brutal cold.  I would definitely recommend giving out blankets, gloves, hats and warm clothing during the winter months.


It is heartbreaking to see someone living in a cardboard box in an alley as a makeshift home. It is common in big cities to see the homeless living down in the subways, away from the chilling winter winds, or sleeping on heated sidewalk air vents from nearby skyscrapers. The homeless are often shunned, despised and inhumanly treated by business owners. They are often beaten, bullied and robbed. Where are the poor to go?


Consider what items you would likely need if you were homeless. It's a good idea to assemble some basic necessity gift packages, containing perhaps some of the following items:

  • Gloves, Socks, Earmuffs, Scarf and Blanket (during winter)

  • Vienna Hot Dogs in a Can (with easy open lid)

  • Pre-Cooked, Easy-Open Foods

  • Soft Snack Foods (many of the homeless have dental problems)

  • Snackables (Cheese and Crackers)

  • Bottled Water

  • Today's Newspaper

  • Fresh Fruit, Nuts, a Few Pieces of Wrapped Candy

  • Comb, Nail-Clippers

  • Couple Small Packs of Advil

  • Tissues, Handy-Wipes

  • Chapstick or Lip-Balm

  • Hand-lotion for Dry-skin

  • Toothpaste and Toothbrush

  • Gift Certificates from McDonald's and the like

  • Directory of Nearest Helpful Shelters

  • Directory of Nearest Caring and Doctrinally Sound Churches

  • Handwritten Note of Kindness

  • Small Pillow

  • It's helpful to place all these items in some type of cloth carrying pack that they can continue using.

A homeless ministry is something that we joyfully do. But by the grace of God, we would all be homeless. This life is so short and we'll be in eternity before we know it. I don't know about you, but I want to spend the remainder of my life helping others in the name of the Holy Spirit.

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