For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat;
I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink;
I was a stranger and you took Me in. --Matthew 25:35
The foundation for our ministry to help our friends without an address is PRAYER. We believe that God has blessed this ministry for over five years, partly because of the many friends who pray for us on a regular basis.
To join our prayer team, simply sign up, and you will receive our weekly email with prayer requests and praises. It's usually sent out on Wednesday evening. When you click on the link, scroll down the page a bit and you will see a simple form to enter your email address and join our prayer team.
Another way to be a part of our prayer team is by regularly praying and fasting for C-U at Home on Thursdays. Some of us fast from all food and drink except water. Others fast from the internet. Still others fast from television. Fasting is a biblical concept, where a person does without a specific food or activity for a period of time and the person spends that time in prayer.
Thank you for praying for C-U at Home today!
We are SO excited to share our new C-U at Home documentary. The film chronicles our story from conception to birth to today. Above are cinematographer Isaac Musgrave, Melany Jackson (founder of C-U at Home) and Phil Gioja who had the vision and was the creator of the film.
It's our hope to show this film in many different venues over the following months including churches, schools, teams, civic organizations, and theatres. It has already won national and international awards at various film festivals. If you are interested in hosting a showing of The Phoenix: Hope Is Rising, please contact us and we will get a date on the schedule. This is a powerful tool to share about many of the challenges associated with homelessness and also to inspire others to follow after God's leading.
You can follow our documentary journey on facebook by searching #CUatHomeDoc.
Click below to find out more about how you can support this documentary effort.
THANK YOU Champaign-Urbana for an INCREDIBLE One Winter Night on Friday, February 5, in downtown Champaign. Our Mayor, Police Chief, teachers, pastors, public servants, students, and families successfully spent 12 hours outside in a cardboard refrigerator box. We also shared several powerful opportunities for you to learn more about our friends without an address will all be a part of One Winter Night.
It was a powerful night of community in downtown Champaign. Many old friends, neighbors, co-workers, and relatives connecting and re-connecting. New friendships being formed between box dwellers, volunteers, donors, and folks visiting the downtown area.
We are keenly aware of the affect the state budget crisis is having on social services, including homeless resources in our area. C-U at Home is blessed to be 100% privately funded with donates from our community. We were blessed by meeting our financial goal for One Winter Night. Thank you for your financial investment in our ministry.