This is an update on Julie Deese, who worked as an intern at ERBC for a number of years. She graduated from NGU last year and recently moved to New Orleans. Julie is discovering how God would use her to love people and to share truth in this new place of ministry.
I am living and serving at Baptist Friendship House just a few blocks from the French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. Baptist Friendship House is a transitional home for homeless women and children in the area. We seek to provide care for these families, and assist them in finding housing and work. The mothers who live with us must be actively looking for employment while they are here, and their time here usually lasts from six months to a year, give or take some.
In addition to our transitional housing program, we offer showers and a clothing closet to women from the community on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as tutoring for GED-preparation and literacy training. On Wednesdays, we offer food bags and emergency food kits to those in need in our city.
New Orleans has a huge homeless population, and we have the opporutnity to minister to many of these people. We also seek to raise awareness and advocacy for victims of human trafficking, the number two criminal industry in America. Overall, we seek to meet the physical, emotional, and most importantly, the spiritual need of those God brings to us.
Please pray for our staff as we minister to hurting people on a daily basis, and please pray for our clients who need to know the love and hope of Jesus desperately. You can visit www.baptistfriendshiphouse.org to learn more about our various ministries.
I am so grateful for your prayers and the time I was able to serve at Edwards Road. I was better equipped by the fellowship and ministry of the church to serve the Lord in the capacity He now has me. God bless you guys.