LukeSix31 Outreach (LS31) is a proactive boots-on-the-ground outreach ministry that goes directly to people who need relief. We specialize in offering a hand of friendship to people who are homeless in downtown Atlanta throughout the greater Atlanta area. By the grace of God, we have helped individuals transition from homelessness, to a mission, to helping them obtain permanent senior housing, and then continuing a friendship with them in their new home. We also distribute need guides and other helpful resources as we go.
LS31 utilizes existing ministries and helpful organizations, and proactively recruits individuals to the best fit for their unique situation; not exclusively to homelessness, including rehab enrollment, and mentoring at risk youth. “An at-risk youth is one who is less likely to transition into adulthood successfully. Success is frequently defined as the ability to avoid crime, achieve academic success, and become financially independent” (http://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-at-risk-youth-definition-statistics.html).
LS31 seeks to alleviate suffering through mercy, love, and forgiveness, while empowering people with information, practical wisdom, and hope, helping to guide them through positive life change. Most homeless people suffer from a lack of knowledge/know-how, motivation, and hope. This lack is often complicated with stress, sadness, anxiety, depression, and sometimes mental disorder. Laziness, substance abuse, bitterness, and other circumstances can strengthen the adverse effects from a lack of knowledge. A lack of knowledge is not having enough sound understanding and ability to turn from destructive attitudes and actions. Candidly identifying destructive behavior (uncovering the lie), helps one replace it with the truth, constructive action, and wisdom. Wisdom is the proper interpretation of reality and can pierce through the faulty conjecture that keeps people stuck.
LS31 looks for opportunities to help the hopeless, opportunities to share ourselves with people in need, and we strive to share helpful information in a spirit of grace and forgiveness. We are often becoming more knowledgeable of the services available, and we spend most of our time supporting individuals who need it the most, those who are less apt and less empowered at helping themselves. We also encourage individuals to receive help from their families and to initiate the restoration of relationships, when possible.
LukeSix31 Outreach assists in that process, helps fill the gaps, and continues to provide relief for individuals who request it. Many people feel stranded, shipwrecked, and overwhelmed. Some fall through the cracks of the available aid and some have burned countless bridges. LS31 is helping to fill those cracks and helping to build new bridges, one person at a time.
Please contact us for help, if you’re interested in volunteer opportunities, if you need resource guides to give away, or if you would like to support the ministry. Please also see the “Support/Art” tab above for additional ways to give to the ministry.
Thank you for you interest . . .
Jesse C. Martin – 404.453.0199 – Luke631.firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 1687 Snellville, GA 30078
“But that self-sacrificing kindness of heart which cares not what trouble is entailed, so long as good can be done, is a grace which is rarely met with. There are still thousands in trouble who can find no friend or helper” (J.C. Ryle on The Parable of the Good Samaritan).
“And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise” (Luke 6:31).