Lighthouse Ministries Food Pantry
The Lighthouse Ministries Food Pantry continues to grow. Our Lord has been blessing in all kinds of wonderful ways. Thanks to the support of the NKBA, The Horizon Funds of Northern Kentucky, our church, Oak Ridge Baptist, and several food distribution ministries. We have been busy upgrading our shelving and working space. Our walk in refrigeration cooler and freezer are getting close to being operational. We had a few weeks where we didn't have any of the USDA food boxes, but we are receiving regular loads once again. Our Lord has been supplying us with lots of good food to help families with. We are doing our best to help and support many other ministries with food in the Covington area and hand out as many boxes as possible. The Lord seems to have opened the door for us to express His love and compassion in a mighty way throughout our communities. Now we are looking forward to having monthly drive thru food handouts and regular hours for families to come and pick up food on a weekly basis.
What we need more than anything else is prayer support. Specifically, that everything we are doing is the Lord's will. That the Lord's love and compassion will be felt, and through that, their hearts will be open to the gospel of Jesus Christ. That through this outreach, God the Father will be honored, and will receive praise and glory. And that we will be able to proclaim the gospel in genuine love, that many will receive salvation.
We are finding it difficult to find donated household cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items. Having assorted men's and women's hygiene items in zip-lock bags to hand out to the homeless would be a big blessing. Also, included in those bags, a personal card or letter of encouragement with some scripture would be a great outreach. In fact, if we had personal cards or letters to share with our food handouts, that would be another great way of reaching out. We have been stopping at the Covington Panorama Senior living apartment complex and handing out roughly 50 boxes a week. They are loving the extra food, but have asked if someone could maybe come and have services their with them. So, there is a ministry opportunity that someone could help us with.
For more information on these mission opportunities, contact Byron Lile, Lighthouse Ministries at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, at email@example.com.