Street Mercy has made all the difference. “Sometimes the meal we receive from Street Mercy is the only food we eat that day”, says Stefka. “We’ve also received shoes and clothes, backpacks and school supplies for the children. But… most precious of all is the friendship we’re been given – the care, love and hope that brings us closer to God.”
Stefka and Todor pray to God every day and believe the Lord will show them a way out of poverty and that the children will feel more secure. They are also teaching their children to believe, pray and to seek God. In the meantime, in the darkest days of their lives, they have found friends and a safe haven through Street Mercy.
The ministry here reaches out to all – young people from broken families, the unemployed, who came to the big city in search of a job, people who lost their homes because they could no longer pay utilities or rent and individuals with mental health issues.
While the Mission cannot directly provide housing solutions, we do provide warm clothing, shoes and blankets as well as support in accessing services such as health care and social benefits. Hygiene products such as soap, toothpaste, etc are also given out. Sharing God’s word is also a vital part of this ministry, offering prayer support and friendship, demonstrating the love of Christ, as well as reaching out with practical support.
Our Street Mercy programme depends entirely on donations from you – our friends and supporters. It costs £96 each week to feed, support and share God’s love with 12 vulnerable people living on the streets.