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Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and
mighty things, which you do not know.
Jer 33:3 NKJV
Serving as Jesus' hands to the world
Our Action Statement
Helping the Homeless Come Home
Our Mission Statement
The Mission of Shepherd's Haven of Bath, Inc is to
provide temporary shelter for the homeless people,
teach them how to become self-sufficient, and help
them have a sense of belonging in a community.
Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the
thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into
your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself
from your own kin?
Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up
quickly; your vindicator shall go before you, the glory of the LORD shall be your
rear guard.
Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will
say, Here I am. If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the
finger, the speaking of evil,
if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then
your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.
The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places,
and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a
spring of water, whose waters never fail.
Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many
generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets
to live in.
Isa 58:6-12 RSV
And whoever gives to one of these little ones a cup of cold water in the name of
a disciple, assuredly I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.
Matt 10:42 NKJV
Shepherd's Haven of Bath, Inc is a newly formed non-profit Christian
organization, to create a homeless transitional shelter. The home will be a
safe haven for the homeless individuals and families from the Bath area and
vicinity. The ministry hopes the people who stay at the shelter will gain skills to live
successfully on their own and have a sense of community. Shepherd's Haven currently
consist of members of different Christian faiths who live in the area, who have a common
interest:
to have a homeless shelter in Bath, New York.
"And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tested him, saying, 'Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?' He said to him,
'What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?'
So he answered and said, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your
heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself
.' And he said to him, 'You
have answered rightly: do this and you wilt live.'
But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, 'And who is my neighbor?'
Then Jesus answered and said, 'A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him
of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And
when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and
passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had
compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, and he set him on his own animal, brought
him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper,
and said to him, Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.
So which of these three, do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?'
And he said, 'He that showed mercy on
him
.'
Then said Jesus unto him, 'Go and do likewise.'
Luke 10:25-37 NKJV
And in this I give advice: It is to your
advantage not only to be doing what you
began and were desiring to do a year ago.
But now you also must complete the doing
of it; that as there was a readiness to desire
it, so there also may be a completion out of
that what you have.
For if there be first a willing mind, it is
accepted according to what one has, and not
according to what he does not have.
For I do not mean that others should be
eased, and you burdened:
But by an equality, that now at this time your
abundance may supply their lack, that their
abundance also may supply your lack: that
there may be equality:
As it is written, He who gathered much had
nothing left over; and he who gathered little
had no lack.
2 Cor 8:10-15 NKJV
After establishing ourselves in the community and seeing the plight of the homeless here in our area, I inquired of the Lord to
receive instructions from Him and of His mission for us here in our community. We started with donating and giving clothes,
blankets, and coats to the homeless. Seeking a deeper sense from God, He gave me these are the scriptures in regards to the
homeless and our mission. After much prayer and deliberation, the organization of Shepherd's Haven of Bath, Inc became a
reality. Through much prayer and His encouragement, we now have taken the vision of a transitional shelter, and put it in
action.
Currently we are seeking funds to purchase the land, and build the shelter, to make this vision come to life.
Support can be done by sending us your tax-deductible donation to:
Shepherd's Haven of Bath, PO Box 783, Bath, New York 14810,
thank you!