4:34 Ministries continues mission
The mission to help, and eventually house, the homeless continues with 4:34 Ministries, led by pastors Robert (Rob) Pryor of Heidelberg and Ryan Stroud of Bethel United Methodist churches.
A fundraiser dinner will take place Sunday, May 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Heidelberg UMC with a catered lunch for $10 for each attendee.
The menu will include pork loin, dressing, green beans, potatoes, salad and a dinner roll catered by Gary and Amy Valentine. Dessert and drinks will be provided by Heidelberg and Bethel churches. The dinners will continue to be served on a monthly basis, the third Sunday of the month, at Heidelberg.
‘We’ve been doing a lot of fundraising in the community,’ Pryor said.
He said 4:34 Ministries signage will be popping up throughout the county in strategic areas.
The ultimate goal is to provide a homeless facility in Harrison County.
Pryor said, at a recent county commissioners’ meeting, the homeless problem really came into focus for him when he received a call from Heth-Washington Elementary School about a homeless mother living in her car with a 4-year-old daughter.
It was shortly after that he and Stroud came together to form 4:34 Ministries (after Acts 4:34, which says, ‘For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.’) to offer resources that address the needs of the homeless by opening a facility to give the homeless an address and dignity.
‘You can’t get a job without an address,’ Pryor told the commissioners. ‘Some of these people don’t have anywhere to go … We need to come together as a community and clean up our community.’
The pastors’ goal is to have a facility that helps provide job-skills training, a bed, roof, food and encouragement.
‘We want to give back … instead of turning a blind eye or a deaf ear to a problem we know exists,’ he said.
To donate, send checks to P.O. Box 3072, Corydon, IN 47112.