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Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Hey guys! Not much has happened lately, I know.

November is a crazy month at my church because of the boys and girls Vida Nueva weekend. So we are pushed for when we will take coats and blankets to The Nest in November! We are going to have a workday October 31 from 12-2. Bring a snack and 2 liter drink and we can eat as we go! :) Anyone who wants to help that day is more than welcome, even if you are not going on the trip Sunday. We need your help to get ready because a lot of preparations have to be made! Then November 1st we will make a trip to the Nest leaving around 5:30 and stopping along the way, as normal. But this time we can only let around 10 people go. Since we are handing out clothes we will not need 30 people going. So e-mail me or talk to me very quickly to go!

We still need clothes donations and will take them until November 1st. Contact me to donate or bring them to the Church at Bradford Road.

Thanks in advance!

God bless,
Katie Green

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I met with my youth pastor to discuss upcoming events yesterday and I am so excited for what is coming our way! Let me first give you two very important dates and then I will tell you what I need you guys to do!

-September 12th We will meet at my church [Bradford Road in Springville] at 2 o'clock. We will work until 4:30 and make bags of cookies to take on the next trip and then sort clothes that have already been brought to us!

-September 13th We will be taking a trip to The Nest in Birmingham. Be at the church at 5:30! We should be back no later than 8:30-45.

Now, what I need help with from you guys...

I need someone before Saturday the 12th to print and cut copies of bible verses for the baggies. The more people that volunteer the less you will have to do! I will give you colored paper and the verse. Just e-mail or call me and let me know you can.

Go through your clothes! Get old clothes and blankets out and put them in a garbage bag. We are taking up clothes and blankets for the trip in November. We need these AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! It is going to be very organized this year, which means a lot of preparation.

We can get our own t-shirts made to sell!! We just have to get a design to Brother Kevin. I need YOUR ideas. Send them to me at spread_hope09@yahoo.com I want a black t-shirt for sure. I don't know about writing and stuff yet. It needs to be kept simple. Go go go! :)

We will have a meeting soon. When I know more I will let you know!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Wow. I know I neglect this blog a lot.. But it has been a VERY busy Summer for me. I know, that is no excuse. I'm going to try harder though!

Before I update you on our trips you guys need to know we are redoing membership. This ministry is SERIOUS about we do. When we make trips I only want people going who are dedicated to ministering to these people. You may have never been and don't know if it is for you.. I encourage you to go at least a couple times to see. The first time is usually awkward.. But after that it does get better. We are asking questions about the ministry, you, etc to help us see if you are really involved for the right reasons. If you have not gotten these questions e-mail me at Spread_hope09@yahoo.com I am still encouraging you all to add our myspace. Myspace.com/spread_hope09
If you are NOT going to be involved or are taking a break due to Football please let me know. I understand you may have too much going on right now to give Hope for the Homeless your attention. Just let me know, please.
Connie and the group :D

We took Connie some shoes on the 12th. Connie is a man down there that is SO helpful. He always wants to help unload stuff, carry stuff, and set up stuff. When church's are unloading food from their vans, he helps. When we have boxes, he helps. He is so sweet. We bought him new shoes to say thank you. He told us that if he had of found God years ago it would have made his life so much easier. When he said that it really spoke to me. So many people say, "Well, I can do that Jesus thing when I'm older." or "Why bother in high school? I'll do it when I graduate." So many people won't accept Jesus Christ as their savior and follow him because they think they will live forever. There is a one hundred percent chance you will die one day. You do not know when that will be; it could be tomorrow. Why wait? People who have been saved think that they will live forever too. "Why do the hard things now? I have a long time to do that. I can help others when I'm old and out of high school." Wrong. God forbid that anything should happen to you but it can. Connie is wise and knows from experience. Don't wait.

Brandi and the Crossroads Girls

We went last Sunday, the 26th as well. When we took Connie his shoes we met a woman named Brandi. You can't tell in this picture but she is 5 months pregnant. She is due in November and believes it is a girl. She has a place to stay. It sounds like her and her boyfriend are trying to get back on their feet. We want to help her since she can't afford clothes. We bought her some maternity clothes at the thrift store in Moody, along with 2 baby toys and some neutral color baby outfits we found. If you have any maternity clothes you want to get rid of please let me know. This woman is very sweet and kind. She lectures the boys that go with us on how to treat a lady. She lectures us ladies on how we should never let a man mistreat us. Brandi is very spunky and it's hard not to love her.

Now for the future stuff. I'm not sure when we are going again. It will be soon though! Trust me, I will not let it be long. If you want to go contact me at spread_hope09@yahoo.com

We are trying to get enough water to take in August. We will take that along with the powder flavors. If you can donate a case of water or two it would be appreciated greatly. Contact me at spread_hope09@yahoo.com to donate.

Also, in September we will begin collecting clothes to take to the homeless. We need warm winter clothes. If you want to buy socks to put it, that would be great too. I encourage you all to go through your closets and donate old winter items. If you don't have any go to a thrift store and buy some warm items. To donate e-mail me at spread_hope09@yahoo.com

That is all that is new for now.

God bless,

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


When God first gave me the vision for this ministry I had no clue how it would grow and affect US. I have learned that it is NOT about us helping the homeless. It is about them helping US grow. Not one of our volunteers are the same as they were before this started. It has made us grow spiritually and I thank God daily for this change. We have quiet girls [the girls who won't talk to ANYONE] who now have no problem talking to people at ALL! [EVEN STRANGERS!] It is amazing.

I never thought we would leave Bradford Road church... And expand. Yes, this is our "headquarter" church but I feel the time has come to expand ourselves. Through this ministry we have had several people saved. We have also had people rededicate their lives to God. We want YOUR youth group involved.

Christianity is a relationship with your Savior, Jesus Christ. It is NOT at all about denomination. I don't care if you are Baptist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, or a little blue alien. I want you to step up and help us minister to the homeless in Birmingham. We never go without enough adult supervision so do not worry about this.

If you would your youth involved email me at spread_hope09@yahoo.com or message for my number. I will come to you church and speak. I will speak on the message of how important it is not to waste your teenage years. This means that you should rise to your calling no matter what it is and do things outside your comfort zone for God. I can come any Wed. night or another night if you wish. PLEASE contact me soon.If you would information I can also give you that as well.


God bless,

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


So, you remember how Nicole and I had an interview with the Leeds News? This is it. I know it is small so you can click here: http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa14/x3_BatGirl/scan0001.jpg

Monday, May 18, 2009



So many announcements and I tend to ramble so stick with me.. You are in for a long blog.

God is MOVING through this guys. I have NEVER in my life seen him do so much in so little time, right before my eyes. Every church has those quiet girls or boys. You know them, the ones who run from conversation, who don't get on stage.... Well... There is a girl who is involved who has opened up SO much. She has a lead in a drama and at The Nest last night was SO sociable with EVERYONE she came into contact with. She truely showed the love of Christ to the homeless. Then, every guy has the goofballs. The ones no one thinks will change.. They act up in church, etc... I watch those guys CHANGE and shine brighter than most. I watch bad girls who used to soak up drama like a sponge become on fire. And I have seen God show himself to everyone involved. It's amazing!!!

We went to the Nest yesterday and everyone there got a hygeine bag. There was only one man's bag left. Then some women's, but we expected that. We made a lot. Nicole and I will do inventory sometime this week. I'm pumped about what happened there. EVERYONE was social and I am so proud of them all.

I want to get other youth groups involved or just other kids from random churches! We need to come together and work for Christ. I don't care if you are Methodist, Baptist, Pentecostal, white, black, or maybe even purple.. WE ARE ALL HERE FOR ONE THING! That is to serve OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST and to show HIS LOVE to the lost. Can I get an A-men!? If you want more information message me or have your youth pastor do so! Spread_hope09@yahoo.com I will come SPEAK at your church if you want, whatever you need to get your youth involved let me know. I have people from other churches involved and if they want their youth group involved... Talk to your youth pastor and EMAIL ME. Let me know! I will do anything and everything to get this out there and FAR!

This is going to be huge. I am here for a purpose and I know it... SO ARE YOU! Step up to the plate and help others! What good are you to the Kingdom if you aren't out preaching to the Lost and helping others?! Matthew 5:13 says "You are the salt of the Earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men." So tell me what you are good for if you lose YOUR saltiness? Then it goes on to say in Matthew 5:14-16 says "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." What this is saying is don't hide your light that you have. Your light is Jesus Christ shining through you, the HOLY SPIRIT. Don't be afraid to show it. You are made to lead people to Christ. That is why you are here, I promise. So SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS!!

Someone out there is thinking right now.. "Well, you see I know this and I would but I'm shy. I can't. It's hard for me. No one will talk to me so how do I do that? I don't want to be made fun of!" Do you worry more about pleasing others than God? That is not how you were made to be! Before you do anything stop and ask yourself "what would Jesus do?" I know that sounds so old school VBS but just try it! If you need a bracelet to ALWAYS remind you that, get one. Don't worry about what others think.

It's in the bible that you ARE going to be made fun of... If that is an issue with you then you will have to face that on judgement day. This morning I was down about a friend rejecting Christ and my feelings were hurt over some things that were said to me. A friend just texted me as I was in the middle of typing about spreading the good news and he told me to read 1 Peter 4:12-19, "Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And,
"If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good."

That is long I know I'm sorry but it's needed. Do you think God cares if you are downtown showing the love of Christ to a homeless man or woman instead of hanging out with your friends? You bet! He loves it. Need biblical proof? Here you go:
Psalm146:7 "He upholds the cause of the opressed and gives food to the hungry, THE LORD SETS PRISONERS FREE!"
Proverbs 14:31 "He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God."
Proverbs 21:13 "If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and NOT be answered."
Got enough yet?

Just because you are a teenager doesn't mean ANYTHING. In bible days, I would be a mother of SEVERAL children already. I'm 17. I would have been married at 14 or 15. There are not three standards in God's eyes. Just two, child then adult. Not, child... teenager... adult.
1 Corinthians 13:11 says, "When I was a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me."
Notice what this DOESN'T say... "When I was a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. Then I became a teenager and I looked like an adult but acted like a child." NO it says "WHEN I BECAME A MAN, I PUT CHILDISH WAYS BEHIND ME!" Put that immature thinking behind you.. The thoughts that say that it's not cool to hang with homeless people or it's not fair of me to give up my time for someone else. Also, put the thought out of your head that says I am too young to do this because Proverbs 20:29 says "The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old."
DO SOMETHING WHILE YOU ARE IN YOUR "GLORY". Not when you are old and can barely move!!! Don't wait, you could die tomorrow.

Now, I know there is an adult out there saying that it's too late for them. It's never too let. Plug in somewhere and DO something. Minister to co workers and anyone you come in contact with. Remember to ALWAYS support youth. NEVER bring them down. Don't put out their flame. Fan it higher with support.

Wow, that is so long. I didn't intend to start preaching but I am guided by the Holy Spirit. So I did because someone needs to see this.

Reread the updates if you have to and email me! spread_hope09@yahoo.com