We were having an open air street ministry event right in the heart of drugs and prostitutes. In a very rough section of West Baltimore serving the least among us with Charm City Church. We were on the corner of Wilkins and Monroe St., a very dangerous area to go share the Gospel, but fertile territory because the need is so great and the workers so few.
Fingertips from krokadil addiction
-infection has set in-
Renee Heard the Music!
We were sharing the Gospel, handing out waters and hotdogs. Many walked up, some just for a bite and to run by on to their next mission for the day. Some visit and stay a little bit, Renea did not move. The ladies met her and spent time with her. She rededicated her life to Christ that evening.
For the next two months she would come to church and mid-week Bible study. She said "she has never felt this much love and acceptance from a church before". When people say that, I reflect back to how dirty the sandals must have been on Jesus and His disciples, without a doubt it would have messed up the carpet in the churches today. Many folks who stand outside and are not "clean enough" for our buildings, they never hear the Gospel..... Because we will never go out!
Renee ended up hospitalized from infections and was told she was facing other life ended complications that came from a life of drugs. She was sent to hospice a few days later, was able to get home with her sister where she was with family when she went home to the Lord.
You could see she was such a beautiful person, who simple walked down the wrong path of life, and ultimately paid for it with her life. Maybe our sins do not cost us our physical life, but I bet many it has cost them their spiritual life.
" Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death." James 1-15, NKJV
If today you are dead because of your sins. My friends I understand that, we are all in constant battles with Satan. Don't like him keep you from serving God. He is a loving God who sent His son for me and for you!
Turn | Confess | Be Restored!
Rest in Peace Renee!
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