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Angels In Our Midst

Angels In Our Midst

 
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Angels in Our Midst (Hands and Feet of Christ)

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 01:43 PM CDT
PENSACOLA - They work for one of the most prestigious businesses in Downtown Pensacola.
But, it's not what they do on the clock that garners attention.
At lunchtime, they do the work of angels in our midst.

For years as they went to and from work at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, they drove right past them; people like Chris.

Chris, Homeless Veteran; "I ended up homeless back in June; trying to deal with the VA."

Then one day, something made them stop.

Tracie Moore, Ministers to the Homeless ; "We're mandated scripturally in Matthew 25:40, it says...."

Michelle Bowers, Ministers to Homeless; "The King will reply, what you have done for the least of my brothers, you have done for me."

Chris; "They come down here just about every day they can. They'll bring bag lunches, try to help the guys out."

Toothpaste, lotion, shampoo...

"Why'd you call my name like that?"
"How are you?"
"Hey, how are you?"

For the past two years, Tracie Moore and Michelle Bowers have spent their lunch hour canvassing the downtown parks with open hands, hearts, and minds.

Michelle; "When you come to realize, and sit down and and maybe speak to them, they're just like you and I."

Tracie; "There by the grace of God, there go I. If God hadn't saved me and taken me from the course I was set on, I could very well be there."

Chris; "Michelle actually went and got her CDL so she can drive the church bus now and come pick the guys up here."

Michelle; "Our church was open and embraced them. We provide showers, laundry, breakfast ..."

No longer nameless and faceless, these friends feel their genuine care and compassion.

Chris; "One of the guys was sick yesterday and they went and got him some Alka Selzter Plus or something. Ain't too many people out there these days will do that."

Michelle; "I'm just His servant and His hands and His feet."

Tracie; "That's the essence of our ministry. We're the hands and feet of Christ.

That's the name of our ministry; the Hands and Feet of Christ."

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