Bethel Homeless Ministry is more than just a charity to me. I absolutely love it.
I sincerely care for these individuals that I encounter on a daily basis in and around the City of Birmingham and the City of Wolverhampton.
Myself and the team show charity, love, compassion and kindness to each individual. These individuals already feel embarrassed, alone and an outcast from society. It is not our job to discriminate, mock or even judge them; but to treat them with respect, value them and give them a sense of hope that someone actually cares as suppose to ignoring the issue without any prior knowledge of the individual.
I believe these are key characteristics to making a charity successful.
I will help and support any individual that is in need, and will happily get my hands dirty. The team I currently have are truly exceptional. Bethel Homeless Ministry truly has been blessed to have faithful volunteers that go above and beyond.
Alongside my mother's vision (Wendi Grizzle), I have decided to take Bethel Homeless Ministry to its next level. I am currently planning and preparing on how we can support these individuals by not just meeting their basic need, but rather focusing on actually reducing the number of individuals on our streets, by putting tangible provisions in place through the creation of provisions and networking with other organisations.
Whilst the focus is reducing the number of homeless individuals on our streets, Bethel Homeless Ministry will continue to provide for them. Although we are currently in the COVID-19 pandemic, Bethel Homeless Ministry is taking the necessary precautions to ensure all our volunteers taking part are safe.
I recently have implemented a new social media trend called #HLM.
This stands for:
I am on a mission to raise awareness of homelessness to the world and encourage the world to act and not sit back. I encourage you to post this trend all over social media platforms and share it with family and friends. The more people that interact with it, I believe the more we can do for these vulnerable individuals.
I encourage anyone who has a heart for the people to get involved. There is plenty of work to do and only a few people willing to get involved. And for those who are in two minds or not interested, I challenge you this - join us for one of the ministries to experience what we do, the individuals we meet and listen to their story of how they became homeless, and I can guarantee you will see life in a different light.
Thank you all for your continuous support.
May God bless you all.
Nathan M. Grizzle