Philippians 2:3-4 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
The Midnight Moment Outreach team steadfastly goes forth week after week, each Wednesday night and Saturday mornings, providing food, essentials, and prayer with those who would like us to. We are in our ninth year.
The team is ever mobile, traveling throughout the South Side and other areas of Providence, calling out to those who are walking, “Are you hungry?” It is the consistency in keeping moving and seeking that reaps finding many of the most hungry, needy people.
We frequently see faces flood with relief as people are offered food and some begin to eat as soon as it is handed to them. We see raw hands in need of gloves, people without coats, tattered shoes, and more. For most, a pair of new socks is an amazing thing. We often serve people who will be spending the night outdoors or in abandoned houses.
It is the prevailing sadness, despair and loneliness that moves our hearts and strengthens our resolve to keep doing what we do. Some view themselves as hopelessly addicted to substances; some have made a series of bad choices. No matter how, or why, or for how long they have been on the streets, we are known for our unfailing non-judgmental caring. We are able to imagine ourselves in their shoes. As a result, we understand that they are people just like us; and we, like them.
We are the Midnight Moment, shedding light into the hearts and minds of people who are living in the darkest times in their lives.