A $1,000 Matthew 25 Grant from American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) to HighWay Ministries of Los Angeles is underwriting a Sunday morning ministry to provide free breakfasts to poor and homeless members of the Ministry’s community. So far well over 200 meals have been served since April.
Proceeds from the grant are also being used to provide lunch for people who volunteer with the ministry who help out with a monthly clothing giveaway. Six to eight volunteers take part in the clothing program.
The grant also underwrote a special repast occasion involving a poor woman in the community who died and had no family or friends to bury her. Fifteen people gathered for the occasion to remember her.
“We have benefitted greatly from this grant and are so thankful for it!” said Rev. Jini Kilgore Cockroft, who is part of the ministry with her spouse Rev. Willie Cockroft.
The Matthew 25 Grant initiative, sponsored by ABCUSA and the Board of General Ministries, is funded by a generous, anonymous donor whose goal is to help meet the needs of “housing, feeding, education and health with regard to the less fortunate.”
The application process for a Matthew 25 Grant is structured to help small ministries with limited staff time. For more information on the grant and application process visit: www.abc-usa.org/matthew25/