Deuteronomy 10:18 ESV/ He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner(alien), giving him food and clothing. Our volunteers reach cross culturally to engage kids and their parents in need.  We are caring for needs like this: (written and shared by Emily Ramirez who leads our hispanic outreach) One of our kids that attended our fall party and has come to after-school tutoring once or twice is often found wandering the streets in the community where we serve. He is only 5 years old, coming from a hard-home life situation, and needs a lot of love and care poured into him. A girl we work with is struggling with finishing high school. She needs to pass two classes before graduating and she has little motivation and I think lots of fear about what to do after school. Pray she can graduate, and go on to college through sponsors.
Two people we work with are living in a two bedroom apartment with 7 other people. We are pretty sure their family of 4 are all sleeping in the same bed. Their two little kids are not in the most safe environment. Pray they can find a non-communal living situation that would be safer for their children.
The Faith that Works partners, staff, and volunteers--reaching out to hurting people in St. Louis and around the world, staying true to:  "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."
"Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." Mother Teresa
   
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