Fred Jordan Missions has worked on the streets of inner city Los Angeles and throughout the world to help share God’s love by providing nourishing food, warm clothing, blankets and other vital services to people in need.
I call you friend, because I pray that following your visit to our website, we will become friends
Let me tell you about the first time I came to Skid Row. It was in August, 1949, and I was a teenager, so you can imagine what I thought as I looked around me.
The sidewalks were lined with people just struggling to survive: some slept on wooden pallets or in a cardboard box, and some were sleeping on the cold, hard cement. All of their earthly possessions were in shopping bags or beat-up suitcases.
They ended up on these streets because of alcohol, sexual and physical abuse, military veterans, drug addiction, mental illness, ex-convicts, loss of a job, no home, abandoned by family, and rejected by society. And we hear the faint echo of the Psalmist’s words, “No man cared for my soul.”
But that is why Fred Jordan Mission has been here since 1944, in the midst of this human suffering, to tell every precious soul that “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) For I have learned one thing in more than 60 years of working with the poor here on the streets of Skid Row, in the teeming cities of Asia, and deep in the jungles of Africa - - nothing can save us from our sins, transform our wicked hearts, or restore our devastated lives except the blood of Jesus Christ.
In my work with the poor, I have also found the necessity of constant prayer – prayer for those I touch, and prayer for God to give me His wisdom, His strength and His power.
And since the Lord took my dear husband, Fred, I realize more than ever before the necessity of having caring partners who will pray for me, for my family, and for my staff - - and who will join me in reaching out to lost, needy families, children and single adults.
As I look at the challenges -- and the opportunities -- that await us in the days ahead, I must share my profound gratitude for the courage and strength that your partnership brings to me.
I cannot do it alone! Will you join us to be "His hand extended" in a world that desperately needs His love?
I pray that God will repay you countless times over for the lives
that are transformed through your prayers, for the blessings that
your good deeds bring to the poor, and for the encouragement your
support brings to me.
Together, we are making a difference in the lives of those who are in great spiritual and physical distress.
Willie L. Jordan (Mrs. Fred Jordan)
If you could walk these streets with me you would be alarmed that human beings have to go without the basic necessities of life, like adequate food and shelter.