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=============================================
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 email@example.com.
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