Miami Rescue Mission Experience
Bottom Line: I’ve found, at least in my life, many of most meaningful moments and experiences aren’t expected or planned. I literally was on the way to class in college when I heard about a pickle eating contest on the radio and had an idea. The rest is history. Seriously! Anyway, recently I was presented with the opportunity to work with the Miami Rescue Mission on their annual Good Friday event. In advance of the event I visited the Mission. I really didn’t know what to expect going in, but I know I wasn’t expecting what I came away with after having visited the Miami Rescue Mission.
There’s really no way I could do justice in telling the stories of those at the Mission or adequately communicating how profound of an experience it really was. What I can tell you is what I took away from the experience. Reality on a level I’d never so personally experienced. Compassion carried out with precision. Faith and conviction as strong as any I’ve ever witnessed by those whose lives have been saved. People with little more than what they had on them with smiles as big as I’ve ever seen. People who’d been on the streets, those battling addition and former criminals who were receiving aptitude assessments and obtaining a high-quality education. Young at-risk children engaged in the classroom more attentively than what I’ve seen at most schools. Hope. Faith. God’s work. Those are just some of the thoughts that come to mind as I reflect on a few of the more meaningful hours I experienced.
Among opportunities and needs at the Mission... They currently offer meals for those in the community four days per week. For an additional $250,000 annually, they could offer those meals seven days per week. If there’s anyone who could make that happen, I’m willing to do whatever is in my power to attempt to make it worth your while. I have no doubt the Miami Rescue Mission would do their best as well. For everyone else. Meals are approximately $2 each. As part of our Good Friday Event our goal is to provide 20,000 meals to those truly in need. Here’s a way you can help today:
Ashley and I are on hand at the Miami Rescue Mission for the entire day to participate and share the message of the Miami Rescue Mission’s work. Anything you can do to assist is greatly appreciated. May God bless you and your family.