DAY/DATE: Mon, April 17, 2023
Hope Christian Podcast - Testimony/Review
DAY/DATE: Tues, April 4, 2023
Official Results After Project 614
CONCLUSION - At a Glance:
In the events Leading up to this Project614, in the 2-3 weeks prior, Hope’s HSSM Teams Placed 3 individuals removing them from the streets.
–These 3 went into either the UGM Discipleship Program, Women’s Shelter, or Men’s shelter.
BANQUET RESULTS - Tues, 3/28/23:
The Banquet on Tuesday the 28th of March established relationships with 3 individuals who were extremely interested in the proposed Church idea but wanted help right away as available and another lady on the Friday prior, 3/24 who also didn’t want to wait but was extremely interested. These 4 were removed from the campsite as well and placed, or connected with case managers. They were placed in temporary safe environments awaiting for a placement into SAFE family housing; immediate temporary shelters; and/or with Salvation Army.
HOPE CHRISTIAN Campus Outreach Site - 3/31 & 4/1:
We had a total of 16 homeless neighbors visit with us at Hope Christian Church campus. Out of the 16, 14 and a dog took showers – 2 didn’t make the shower in time due to operational hours. For the 2-day event itself, out of 16 engagements, we had 8 Divine and Positive encounters that lead to life transformative results. A 50% fruit yield, and we have full faith that 100% of those seeds were planted!
The Breakdown of the 2-day event is as follows:
–3 individuals were taken out of the encampment and placed in other organizations.
–1 Agreed to go to detox on Monday 4/3
–1 wants to come to church service and
–Another 3 declined immediate exit out of the encampment but agreed to and got assigned to various case managers to get them into programs and housing.
DAY/DATE: Mon, April 3, 2023
The Burien City Hall evicted about 20 tents; opened up a lot for relocation 1-block West; about 10 tents relocated there after several individuals were connected with shelters and care.
DAY/DATE: Sat, 6:00pm April 1, 2023
METHOD: Newsfeed & HopeCC App
Reminder: We'll see you at Taproot Church, tomorrow, for Sunday Service at 10:00 am.
WHAT A POWERFUL TESTAMENT TO THE HEART OF THE FATHER HAPPENED THIS WEEKEND! THANK YOU ALL for your time, energy, skills, compassion, and willingness to step into this mission! Sunday's service will be an exciting testament to a church on His mission.
DAY/DATE: Sat, 3:30pm April 1, 2023
We are still tallying the final numbers and God's impact from Project 614.
Unofficial number tally:
Number of people who came to Hope Christian campus: 16
Number of showers: 14 + 1 dog
Number of people connected with centers/shelter housing/detox: 9 of the 16!
DAY/DATE: Sat, 1:00pm April 1, 2023
Today, we have been been welcomed warmly by those who have been relocated 1-block up SW 52nd Street to 6th Ave SW - it's such a beautiful exchange of love. We have also had 5-6 men come to Hope campus site for extra follow up. We've also been able to bring food over to those who are still in their tents, offer love, hugs, prayer & encouragement.
DAY/DATE: Sat, April 1, 2023
9:00am: Worship at the Church
9:30am: Send people throughout the city to minister to homeless and invite them back for similar opportunities as yesterday. (Food, shower, love, conversations, prayer, connection with shelters and detox programs).
3:00pm: Ministry at the church closes and we send small teams to minister to the people who have been placed in detox and shelter programs.
DAY/DATE: Sat, April 1, 2023
Come to the church between 9 and 6pm today. We'll be going out in groups and similarly ministering to homeless throughout Burien and inviting them for shower, hot meal, etc like yesterday Also yesterday there were amazing engagements at the eviction with other community members. So much glory was given to Jesus
DAY/DATE: Fri, 1:23pm Mar 31, 2023
The Library/City Hall location has been changing all morning. Several people have moved into rehab centers in the last few days in lieu of today's eviction, some tents have moved elsewhere in the city, and cleanup crews have been working as needed.
DAY/DATE: Fri, 9:31am Mar 31, 2023
Volunteers are welcome to swing by either site if you have a free hour or two.
DAY/DATE: Fri, Mar 31, 2023
Regardless of its unconventional nature, I hope we can try something new. It would be a win-win for both the homeless community and the surrounding community. If not, we will look to continue to serve the community of Burien in other ways. I appreciate the consideration."
Read the full letter: Open Letter to Burien City Council
DAY/DATE: Thur, 4:21pm Mar 30, 2023
METHOD: Email & Newsfeed
It has been such an encouragement seeing the body of Christ rally together for this cause! This is truly a monumental time. Please watch this video of a very important update on what tomorrow and Saturday will look like based on some things that have unfolded in the last 24 hours.
You will need to know about these changes before showing up tomorrow:
-->ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO: https://youtu.be/evh3blQ2R3k
We will be pursuing at least one genuine encounter with every homeless person not only around the library but across Burien over the next two days. We want to engage with each person and walk them into the next steps of recovery and a transformed life in Christ.
God has big things in store!
DAY/DATE: Wed AM, Mar 29,2023
Medical: We have had a healthy amount of emails from people with medical training and skills - THANK YOU! That's not to say we don't need/want more. Please reach out through email for where your skill and schedule allow. More are still needed. Project614.email@example.com
Hospitality: 100%!! Thank you! - all 4 days have full coverage!
Prayer: (Friday) 9 needed to fill each hour through the night, some afternoon slots need people also - more needed/welcome throughout.
Women's Mentor: (Friday) 29 slots filled - specific needs from 12pm-2pm.
Men's Mentor: (Friday) 17slots filled - specific needs from 4pm-6pm; and 9pm-11pm.
THANK YOU! - Spread the word of hope!
DAY/DATE: Tues, Mar 28,2023
SIGNS OF HOPE IN #BURIEN: At this point, the homeless know they cannot stay outside the Library & City Hall. Most of the men and women are preparing to leave by the end of the month. But where will they go? Even though Burien is in King County, neighbors say they have not seen a… pic.twitter.com/Ey17IP2UIY- Jonathan Choe Journalist (Seattle) (@choeshow) March 29, 2023
DAY/DATE: Mon, Mar 27,2023
METHOD: Newfeed memo
DAY/DATE: Mon, Mar 27,2023
PRAYER SIGN UP LIST: https://signup.com/go/AYxaHWe
Please sign-up and invite others who want to be a part of what God is doing!
DAY/DATE: Sat, Mar 25, 2023
We are coming together as one body of Christ to bring an opportunity for the same transformation that we've experienced through Jesus to those on the street. God wants to set them free and transform them for incredible purposes but it will require us to get down in the trenches with them. We are coming together to usher the Kingdom of God into our city in a new way rather than expecting someone else to deal with the problem. We need your help to pull this off!
Thank you for your willingness to be part of what God is doing in Burien!