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Blessings floweth: New shower ministry for homeless opens

Pastor maxine Wilson stands outside the In His Presence Ministry shower program. The program called, "Refresshing Springs", provides showers once a month to persons in need. [John Adam/progress-index.com]

In His Presence Ministry Impacts Petersburg Through Outreach Ministry

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PETERSBURG — It was fitting that a light rain was falling for most of Saturday morning, as members of In His Presence Apostolic Ministry were hosting the second official day of their new shower ministry at 2787 S. Crater Road.

“We’re excited,” said Pastor Maxine Wilson, who heads the ministry along with her husband, Pastor Douglas Wilson. “We’re serving both males and females, and some families.”

We’re just partaking for the Lord,” she said. “He gave me this vision for a shower ministry Pastor Wilson humbly asserts.

Officially called Refreshing Springs Shower Outreach, the ministry is open the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon, and gives homeless persons and other residents in need an opportunity to come and get a shower, as well as some food. Persons wishing to grab a shower can be picked up by In His Presence volunteers at various points around the city, including the library, First Baptist Church and Church’s Chicken.

“Wherever there is someone in need,” said Wilson.

The program hopes to “promote community health and good hygiene, cleansing the body through hot showers to build one’s self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth.” In His Presence has been preparing for the ministry since last year, when Wilson said the idea came to her. “We’re just partaking for the Lord,” she said. “He gave me this vision for a shower ministry.” In His Presence is also asking for donations of personal hygiene products like toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo, as well as clothing donations. More information about the ministry can be found by emailing refreshingshowersva@gmail.com.

Adams, John (2018). Blessings floweth: New shower ministry for homeless opens. The Progress Index. REPRINT. https://www.progress-index.com/news/20180721/blessings-floweth-new-shower-ministry-for-homeless-opens

John Adam may be reached at jadam@progress-index.com or 804-722-5172.

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Refreshing Springs Shower Outreach

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Refreshing Springs Shower Outreach is an outreach ministry of In His Presence Apostolic Ministry, Inc. It is the manifestation of a divine unction, born out of our human desire to assist those in need: the homeless, those living out of their own cars, the displaced, the abused, social outcasts and rejects in our community by providing access to showers.

This 21st century’s view of the new face of homelessness in our community is the driving force that propels our passion to dream the impossible, to inspire the uninspired, and to reach the unreachable, to touch the untouchable, to equip the unequipped and to love the unloved. We are an outreach who loves sincerely by promoting community health and good hygiene, cleansing the body through hot showers to build one’s self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth.

The pulse of Refreshing Spring’s heartbeat is to Restore Dignity – One by One - offering Hope by lending a helping hand in times of distress. Our inner drive is to help those who have fallen through our culture’s cracks and crevices, those who are ostracized and kicked to the side in our society.

We want to offer essential tools of empowerment with required life skills to help them successfully overcome the misfortunes of life. Refreshing Spring’s motivation is to help reposition, rebuild and the restoration needed for re-entry into societal normalcy enabling the homeless to become productive members of the community. We embrace this challenge to LOVE2LIFE those in need and join our city, Petersburg, VA by becoming a solution in combating the dilemma of homelessness within our city.

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