Ten Ways to Address Homelessness: In-Kind Donations

May 10, 2018 | Steve Sparks

Donate food, clothing, household items, hygiene kits and other things to a homeless shelter or a resale store that supports a homelesss shelter. I want to take time to recap my blog series “Ten Ways to Address Homelessness” with 60 tips or action steps of practical ways to make it happen! 1) Don’t Give Up…

Pray for our homeless shelters

Ten Ways to Address Homelessness: Pray for the Homeless Shelters

May 1, 2018 | Steve Sparks

Pray for the homeless shelters.   In the summer of 2017, a married couple serving on our staff started having trouble in their home. The house was extremely hot, and they couldn’t understand why. The AC unit was new, but still, it remained unbearably hot in August. Then the mosquitos infested the house. Their four…

Ten Ways to Address Homelessness: Pray for the Homeless

March 8, 2018 | Steve Sparks

I want to take time to recap my blog series “Ten Ways to Address Homelessness” with 60 tips or action steps of practical ways to make it happen! We have covered these topics so far: 1) Don’t Give Up on Hope 2) Meet Their Physical Needs 3) Listen to Their Stories 4) Share the Gospel.…

Ten Ways to Address Homelessness: Share the Gospel

March 1, 2018 | Steve Sparks

Don’t forget the words.  Hi, this is Steve Sparks, CEO of Wichita Falls Faith Mission reminding you that “Every Story Matters.” There is a lady on my staff whose future husband took six months to speak any words to her. Every time an opportunity arose to talk with her, he would lose his nerve. She…

Ten Ways to Address Homelessness: Listen to Their Stories

February 8, 2018 | Steve Sparks

The third way to address homelessness in my blog series“Ten Ways to Address Homelessness” with 60 practical ways to make it happen is . . . Listen to their stories. Every person has a story, and every story matters to God.  At Wichita Falls Faith Mission, we are committed to listening and getting personally involved…

Blankets for the homeless

Ten Ways to Address Homelessness: Meet Their Physical Needs

February 5, 2018 | Steve Sparks

Don’t Give Up on Hope is the first way to address homelsessness in my blog series “Ten Ways to Address Homelessness” with 60 tips or action steps of practical ways to make it happen! The second way to address homelessness is . . . Meet their physical needs. Christ met the physical needs of people…

Ten Ways to Address Homelessness: Don’t Give Up Hope

January 25, 2018 | Steve Sparks

Wichita Falls Faith Mission is celebrating 60 years of serving the homeless through our three locations ― Faith Refuge, Faith Mission, and Faith Resale and Donation Center. The process of helping the homeless get back on their feet is sometimes long and daunting, but God is faithful, and we’ve seen countless stories of homelessness rewritten.…

Don’t give up on hope

January 18, 2018 | Steve Sparks

Don’t give up on hope. In the Old Testament book of Ezekiel, there is an account of dry bones being brought to life.  This vision shows the impossible becoming possible . . . the very definition of a miracle.  Someone asked me the other day whether I believed in miracles.  I replied, “It doesn’t matter…