CSM will connect them with relationally-based ministries that work year-long are in need of short-term volunteers.
Information from CSM and Cooks noted that there about 4,000 homeless individuals and families, including children, on any given night in Nashville, and an average of 30 people die on the street each year. The Metro Nashville Public Schools has approximately 2,049 homeless children within the school system.
The teens desire to get a glimpse of some of the challenges the homeless face and then provide assistance to those most in need.
As noted in the Bible, in James 2: 14-17, What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, Go in peace, be warmed and filled, without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (ESV)
Cooks UMC is at 7919 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. For more information, call 449-2573 or visit www.csm.org.