What I’m about to share with you is much more personal than what I usually share in my monthly letters.
But it’s something that I feel is important for you to know.
In recent months I’ve been battling ongoing health struggles that have been difficult, to say the least. I’ve had to rely on my loving family and committed staff at Fred Jordan Missions in ways I haven’t had to in all my years of ministry.
They’ve worked hard, without complaint, to make sure that our homeless and hungry friends who come to the Mission continue to receive a kind word, a nourishing meal, and most importantly, the good news of Jesus Christ.
And as I’ve reflected on my journey over the past several months—a journey that I wouldn’t have chosen for myself—I couldn’t help but think of all the precious souls on Skid Row and throughout inner-city Los Angeles who are sick themselves . . . and in desperate need.
My heart goes out to them. It breaks for them.
But unlike me, there’s no one to help them—no family, no friends who will come alongside them in their time of need. There’s no one to pray for them or encourage them. No one to handle the tasks they’re unable to do for themselves when they’re sick.
It’s true that my physical challenges in recent months have left me frustrated at times. But they’ve also left me thankful . . . not thankful for the difficulties themselves, but thankful for family, colleagues, and friends like you who are such a blessing and encouragement to me.
The apostle Paul said, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2 nkjv). My heart is filled with gratitude for all those who have been helping me bear my own burdens over the past few months.
But my heart is also filled with gratitude for the fact that together, we’re answering God’s call to bear the burdens of hungry, homeless, and hurting people on the streets of Los Angeles—people whom God loves.
That’s why I hope you will prayerfully consider a gift of any amount to Fred Jordan Missions this month. Our annual Mother’s Day Ban-quet on the Street is just around the corner.
We’re expecting to serve as many as one thousand meals to hungry moms and their children as we share the good news of Jesus.
Your gift of any amount—whatever is right for you—will provide food for someone in desperate need and remind them that God hasn’t forgotten them.
Thank you for your care and compassion for men, women, and children who struggle daily just to survive. May God bless you and keep you in His loving care.
Your most grateful servant,
Willie L. Jordan (Mrs. Fred Jordan)
PS: Please know that in the midst of these challenging circumstances, I am thinking of you and praying for you. And if you can, please send a gift for the hungry and homeless who are looking daily to Fred Jordan Missions for help and hope.