BCMissionary Update: Baptist Friendship House, New Orleans
Two of our students are working at the Baptist Friendship House in New Orleans, a transitional home for women and children who are homeless, battered, and or victims of human trafficking. BFH provides women and children with food, clothing, and a place to stay until they come to a place where they are able to provide these things for themselves. On Tuesdays, the women can come in and get showers, clothes, a snack, and hygiene packs. Recently, Wednesdays have been days for the women’s pick of GED, ESL, or online typing programs, but this past Wednesday our student missionaries helped launch the first day of a weekly art project and breakfast.
On Thursdays, they help with a bible study that includes lunch and time for the ladies to work on online programs. The remaining days the students organize and clean up around BFH, sort through donations, cook, or prepare for events. One student reports that she has learned so much about how to truly be thankful for what the Lord has given her, and the other that she has learned how important even mundane things like cleaning and organizing are and how to glorify God while doing them.