The homeless and working poor often live in motels during times of transition. Circumstances and length of stay in a motel may vary, but common among this population is the need for acceptance, friendship, hope, interaction and understanding.
For some time, a group of people at Bayridge Alliance Church carried a burden for ministry among people living in motels, but didn’t quite know how to realize this vision. After a couple of years of prayer and discernment, they were led into conversation with a man named John in their congregation. John had been serving among homeless and low income individuals for nearly two decades. Together they recognized God’s vision for a new ministry, and realized that they could partner to launch a New Venture reaching these people in need.