TLIG magazine issue 41

I N T E R N A T I O N A L M A G A Z I N E I S S U E - 4 1 37 BETH MYRIAM FEEDS THE POOR B M M , H My wife Carol and I have been avid readers of the TLIG messages for many years since the early 1990s. In November 2014, we attended the AATLIG Ecu- menical Prayer Retreat in St. Louis. After this, we felt moved by the Holy Spirit to strengthen our family’s devotion to the Two Hearts. Seeing that more and more people were becoming homeless on the island of Maui due to the very high cost of living and for other reasons beyond their control, we thought that maybe we could do a small part in alleviating their difficulties. We prayed about this for a few months, asking that God’s will be done should He want us to undertake a mission to help the homeless. “What do you want us to do, Lord?” we asked. We continued to pray about this, and also asked Georgia Klamson and Tim Maher how the Beth Myriams were established around the world through True Life in God. Geor- gia sent us some video links and referred us to the International TLIG Beth Myriam for more informa- tion. Tim told us that a man in Los Angeles, before he passed away, had a similar mission and he encour- aged us to attempt some trial runs. We approached the homeless a few times and saw how grateful they were, and how they blessed us through their prayers. Hence, we were inspired to begin this ministry and contacted Heidi Kyle, who oversees the Beth Myri- ams worldwide. She told me to read the charter so as to find out if the TLIG region in the USA would support our ministry. After contacting the AATLIG, our Beth Myriam was formally approved. The two of us try to visit the homeless two to three times a month, using our car to deliver food, food cards, sanitary wipes, water and medical supplies. We occasionally give out the TLIG messages, pamphlets and prayer cards, telling God’s people of His love for them. The response has been gratifying and we know that the people who are served are humbled and grateful to know that God is with them. As much as we possibly can, we try to get acquainted with the people that we serve. We have been visiting Alan, who is 70 and Celeste who has been mentally challenged for a couple of years. Alan was baptized as a child in the church. Every day he and Celeste have to move their things behind another business for security at night.They sit in the shade each day, rain or shine, cold or heat. We usually embrace Celeste, who patiently waits for us to talk with her. Alan, who suf- fers from constipation, recently told us that he hadn’t slept for days, unable to eliminate. They feel loved by our visits and conversation. Supplies to distribute from our car Celeste and Alan