God, we thank Thee for the poverty...

Happy New Year!

Recently, I have really been enjoying the posts on Instagram (@FJMissions). Our team has been posting some great photos, stories of changed lives, smiles, hugs and tears from our recent events.

A couple weeks ago there was a video post of my dad, Fred Jordan, from Thanksgiving in 1984. He was standing on a stage at the corner of 5th and Towne, with the city of Los Angeles as his background, speaking to a massive crowd of homeless guests in attendance.  

As I watched the short clip and reminisced over the familiar sights and sounds -- all of a sudden, the words my dad spoke made me feel really uncomfortable.  He said:

“God, we thank Thee for the poverty; we thank Thee for the Skid Row Street!”
I was thinking to myself, “Dad, why are you saying that?  Stop it!”  I was so confused by what he said that I immediately wanted to turn it off.  But then his words began to resonate in my spirit and, a few moments later, I finally understood what he meant.  In essence he was saying,
“Jesus, thank you that the poor, the homeless and the hungry are with us on these streets because it’s here we see that NOTHING is impossible for you - there’s NOTHING you can’t do – because You are faithful to save, to provide, to feed, to clothe and to care for the least of these!”

Friend, my dad saw lives changed on Skid Row by the power of God, and so have I.  The Bible says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes!”  (Romans 1:16 NKJV)

At Fred Jordan Missions, we not only want to see men and women find refuge from the cold; we not only want to feed them and help clothe them; we not only want to see their tears turn into smiles and their sadness turn into joy -- but we want to see their lives transformed by the power of Jesus through the gospel message of salvation!  

Will you stand with us this New Year as we continue to “Declare and Demonstrate the Love of Jesus” to the poor, the hungry, the homeless and the hurting?  We are more committed than ever to see lives transformed, hope restored, and the Kingdom of God grow.

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You never know the tragic story of someone who walks through the Mission’s door. But when you support Fred Jordan Missions, your gifts are put to work to transform their lives through Jesus Christ.
Your gift today of $50, $25, or whatever is right for you, also provides these precious souls with hot food, warm clothes, and relief from winter’s cold.

Your help is needed more than ever as we face the day-to-day challenges of ministering to these precious souls whom Jesus called “the least of these.”

God bless you!

Joe Jordan
President / Senior Pastor

Willie L. Jordan (Mrs. Fred Jordan)
Chairman of the Board