These Least of My Brothers

Imagine what it is like to spend the day wandering the streets of New Brunswick. It does not matter what the weather is: rain, snow, sun or freezing cold. Night comes. What then?

One of the ministries of our church is to provide shelter for up to fifteen men. We do this one week in December and one week in February. The men come in at 7:00 p.m. and stay until 7:00 a.m. They get coffee, bagels, pastries, orange juice and fruit. Most importantly, a warm, dry, safe place to sleep is provided and they know that someone cares about them.

None of this would be possible if there were not volunteers willing to spend the night with the men. Jim Hance is the leader of the Men’s Shelter. He finds the women and men who are willing to spend the night at the church. He also makes sure that the food is available. Josh Bernhofer is Jim’s backup person. They are assisted by members of First Reformed Church, Calvary Chapel, and Highland Park Reformed Church.

A thank you to all who are involved in providing the place for the men to sleep. Jim Hance get a special thank you for the many extra hours spent making this program work.

The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”  Matthew 25:40

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