Spreading Our Unconditional Love — SOUL, as it is affectionately known, is an outreach ministry of the South Jackson Church in Jackson, Miss. This ministry does exactly what its name implies, spreads Jesus’ unconditional love.
How is this accomplished? The ministry has sub-sections which work together to meet several basic human needs. First is Loads of Love, or LOL, a ministry dedicated to ensuring that community members have access to clean clothes; LOL pays for resident’s laundry as they arrive at random laundromats throughout the city. In addition to free laundry, residents receive laundry detergent for their next trip to the laundromat.
Helping Hands, affectionately known to young Adventurers as “the highest class in the club,” provides hygiene packs, also known as “blessing bags,” to homeless residents. Each bag includes toiletries, hand sanitizer, socks, washcloth, a snack, and a bottle of water.
Sole to SOUL is a sneaker ministry, providing brand name sneakers to homeless men, ensuring that they have quality shoes to wear.
Fill with a Meal is the most famous ministry — feeding the homeless communities with a hot meal on Saturday mornings. Meals are fed in parks where the homeless often populate.
Starting in 2017, SOUL will expand its ministries to add sections primarily focusing on women and children, in addition to those listed above. They solicit prayers as they move forward.
South Central | December 2016