Serving those in need is a huge passion for those who work and volunteer their time at the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen. The nonprofit serves over 7,000 meals to the homeless in our city every month and three meals are provided each day except for Sunday. Bill Ginther, the Executive Director of the kitchen, says one of the big things the organization does is minister the word of Christ in the lives of those who come in and they have evangelists who come down to spread the good news.
“Every Sunday afternoon there’s a group that comes and does a simple message, some singing. Once they’re done they’ll do it inside, maybe show a few videos. Those kinds of things. It’s not as much us as a group as it’s people from within our organization that come to volunteer and do the ministering to them. We’re thankful to have that opportunity and we realize it’s not our specific mandate, but at the same time we feel that as believers it is our mandate to provide for people and then to minister to them in that way.”
Ginther says when meeting someone who is homeless it is important to make eye contact and acknowledge that they exist instead of ignoring them and treating them with disrespect.