Nurses for Christ is an outreach ministry that was founded in 2004 and began in Azusa, California. We are a non-profit organization that is dedicated in helping people that have lost their purpose in life; they are hopeless and feel helpless. We believe in the basic principles of Christianity and that the Bible is the source of our spiritual beliefs in its entirety.
Nurses for Christ is a publicly recognized charitable organization that serves those in an immediate need of food, water, clothing, blankets, hygiene packages etc. Most people that we help are homeless, while some are just in need of a word of encouragement. But because this is a place of no hope, we try to be consistent by showing up daily. Our consistent presence helps them with their anger and their sense of isolation caused by the rejection and inconsideration of others who gave up on them due to their addictions.
We try to bring hope into their lives just as Christ brought hope into our lives. This is the heart of God, therefore, we must continue to reach the hopeless and helpless by continuing the work Christ began in His ministry.
How Our Ministry Began
About ten years ago, as I was waiting at the back door of one of my patient's home. I noticed a few homeless people in between a couple of trees as they were looking for shade. My curiosity got the best of me as I watched them rest under the trees. I then called a friend who I knew always had the desire to serve people in need. After that phone call, my friend and I decided a few days later to go and visit these homeless men and women at the place where I had seen them. One man approached us as we arrived and begin looking around, he asked us for some food, my friend promptly encouraged me to follow her. We went to get food and cold drinks for the man and the others as we left them with smiles on their faces.
Since that day, I kept my attention on that place and looked purposely every time I went by, to see if anyone was there. I was happy to stop by anytime I was coming from church meetings, potlucks, or events where there was food that was left over to bring. This was only the beginning of a passion that would turn into the Nurses for Christ mission. The visits became more frequent and even if it had all began as a simple good deed, I kept on going. Trying to help make a difference, by encouraging them with the love of God!
By April 30, 2006 I had become a regular visitor to them. After all, they were like family to me. Since then, I have been consistent with my daily visits. About a year later, they began to disperse into various areas. All of this is due to the fact that the field where they had been living had recently been purchased by the city. Therefore the city built fences around the location to avoid any trespassing from the homeless.
All of these changes did not keep me from what I had discovered. It was, and still is, a joy to see people's lives being changed through love and the care for their welfare. God is gracious, and since I had to start going searching for some of them in the streets, He gave me a partner, the perfect brother in Christ!
Nurses for Christ today, is becoming an effective Ministry that serves people in three cities within the Los Angeles area. I pray and hope it will expand more and more to reach people- for the love of God, who loves everyone equally. To see their lives changed is not only a goal ,but it feels like a great success as we go out, one day at the time, touching one life at a time.
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty. Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into Hades (Acts 2:31) and on the third day He arose from the dead. He then ascended into Heaven and He is sitting at the right Hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and His kingdom shall have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit who is the giver of life and has spoken through the prophets. We believe in the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ and the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
NURSES FOR CHRIST | PO BOX 1028 | GLENDORA, CA 91740 | 626 315 7392