Although many of us see a primary mission field as the “youth" of today, imagine how many of the “elderly” are faced with imminent decisions in the next few months, or even days, determining where they will spend their eternity! It is not a coincidence that at Christ’s crucifixion, the thief on the cross made a last-minute conversion to Christ, which is given to us as an example—the message being, “it’s never too late”!
Sitting down with the elderly has opened many a heart to the urgency
of sharing God’s truth, and most importantly, His compassion.
The Discipleship Homes are designed to bring the love of Jesus Christ to people who are struggling to provide for their basic needs of food, shelter, job skills, and a roof over their head. We look for men and women who desire a life where they can grow in their walk with Jesus and be loved by others who want to invest in them through teaching, mentoring, and helping them see how the Holy Spirit is showing them the path God has for them. Currently, we have 3 family discipleship homes, a single mom with children discipleship home, an elderly discipleship home, 2 men's discipleship homes, and a female discipleship home.
Reaching out to adults with disabilities is a joy. There is nothing more rewarding than pouring into others. What is most rewarding is knowing we’ve helped someone grow closer to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. That is what serving the Lord is all about. What makes working with these amazing adults a joy, is their desire to know Jesus and to worship Him. The blessings are multiplied as we watch the Lord work through these wonderful adults, hearing their questions and answers during the Bible Study. Seeing their desire to want to serve. They are hungry for the truth of the Word of God. We are also growing closer to God through our serving, which is inevitable.
Disabled and Adults with Disabilities
Our Elderly Outreach is all about loving on the residents. Our vision is to share Christ, love on the people, to encourage and be there for them as they get ready to finish the race well and meet Jesus face to face. We have several services on Sunday's. Services open with hymns followed by a message. After the message we enjoy a treat with the elder and spending time with them.
We strive to provide church services that are appropriate to the needs of the seniors by giving love, encouragement, comfort and hope in Jesus Christ.
We love all children and want to see them well and prospering in the Lord. The mission of the Hands and Feet Foster Care Outreach is twofold. First, we serve as parents to those who are hurting and alone. We recruit servants who have a sincere heart for children and who possess a desire to see kids healed and discipled. As a foster care/ resource parent, we open our hearts and homes as a safe haven to care for children and youth needing support in periods of family turbulence or transition. Second, we love on youths living in group homes as well as provide support and encouragement to the house parents through monthly outreaches. In addition, Hands and Feet is in the process of overseeing a Safe Families Ministries through Olive Crest. Safe Families is a beautiful ministry designed to work exclusively through churches to prevent children from entering the foster care system. Please give us a call if you are interested in being a host family and a support family to help serve children in need.
Hands and Feet Homeless outreach started as a result of evangelism. A group of believers would meet every Tuesday to share the gospel around the Temecula Town Center. We would share the Good News around Target, Starbucks, the sports park behind Target, and share door-to-door at the neighboring apartments. One Tuesday we decided to do open air preaching in addition to evangelism. This proved to be very fruitful. A crowd began to form and seemed to really enjoy hearing the Word. We faithfully continued open air preaching every Tuesday and it turned into an open air Bible study. People began even bringing chairs and food. As winter approached, the group of believers wanted to continue studying the Bible together, so we moved our open air Bible study indoors to Round Table Pizza. We quickly outgrew their banquet room and the manager let us use the entire restaurant. The Lord blessed the efforts and we outgrew the restaurant and moved to Maui Wowie Coffee shop. After a nice season at the coffee shop, we needed a little more room and found a home at Pat & Oscar’s banquet room. After about two years there, the Lord opened a door for us to meet at Life Line Church, which is located behind the Salvation Army in Temecula. We still meet every Tuesday at 5:30 where we offer free food, fellowship, and the teaching of the Word.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. …I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
(3 John 2 & 4)
The word of God says, "For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved" We know that God is gracious and ready to forgive all sinners who repent of their sins and place their faith in Jesus. That is how each of us were saved. But before we were saved, we were first given the message of the Gospel to believe in. Sadly, there are many people who have not heard the true gospel of Christ, and they desperately need it in order to be saved. Evangelism is simply being the messenger of the gospel, so that people may the know the way to salvation. The apostle Paul writes, "How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, 'How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!'" (Romans 10:14-15) Simply put, we are the sent ones. We have been commissioned by Jesus to, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." (Mark 16:15) This is something that we do with our lives. Even though we meet up to share the gospel, every christian, individually, is a living evangelists. We are messengers sent to testify of Christ.
We usually meet as a group on Fridays at 6pm. The location may vary. We either go to OldTown, the Promenade Mall, or the Target Shopping Center in Temecula. When we are all together, we spend some time in prayer. We pray that our hearts are aligned with God's and that He would be the one to lead us. After praying, we break up into groups and go as the Spirit leads. We don't have a particular method or strategy. Sometimes, if there are only a few of us, we will walk around and pray over the city. Our goal is to be open and available for God to lead us as He wills.