Praise the Lord to the Miracle Temple Family and the people of God everywhere. I greet you in the Matchless Name of Jesus! I am sitting at my desk and thinking about some of the things and events that are shaping our world today. This post isn’t long enough for me to go into everything that is concerning to me but allow me to share just a few things that are on my mind and on my heart. We are facing an all time high rate of homelessness. Understanding that we will always have poor among us is no excuse for us to dismiss them, and our ability to assist them. All over the bay area I notice tents and makeshift shelters being erected in our neighborhoods and on property that isn’t being occupied. I am glad to see organizations such as Habitat For Humanity and other grass root organizations building transitional dwellings to bridge the gap from homelessness to habitation. I see crime rates increasing in cities that have never been known for it’s criminal activity. No place seems to be safe anymore. We as the faith based community, need to incorporate activism along with prayer and fasting. This is a way for us to take our concern for the lost, marginalized and abused population and passionately engage by helping them make changes. Giving of our finances is one way to show love but even greater is when we give of our time. Reaching out and touching someone is still the best way to show compassion. We are so easily pacified with our minimal participation in the lives of others that it seems like we don’t really care. I truly believe that we care but I know that for me I could and should do more. Let us consider what we are doing for others and honestly consider if we can do more. Little by little we can make a difference. Be blessed and please invite a friend to church this month.

Until our next communication,

Pastor T Marc Gandy