Mission Southside
Thursday, August 06, 2020

Our Biblical Mandate


The Parable of the Good Samaritan

“Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked. The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”  Luke 10:25-37

The Sheep and the Goats

“Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?’  “And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’  “And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.”

True Fasting

“No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. “Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the LORD will protect you from behind. Then when you call, the LORD will answer. ‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply. “Remove the heavy yoke of oppression. Stop pointing your finger and spreading vicious rumors! Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”  

Canceling Debts

"If there is a poor man with you, one of your brothers, in any of your towns in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother; but you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks. ...You shall give generously to him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all your undertakings."  Deuteronomy 15:7-8, 10

Mission Southside is based on the relational teachings and principles of Jesus Christ. Jesus spoke clearly about loving others, caring for people and their needs and giving ourselves as living sacrifices. But Jesus’ actions spoke louder than words, which is true love.  Mission Southside is a ministry that reaches out by caring first for their physical needs and ultimately their spiritual journey.  Mission Southside does this by giving to those in need who also desperately need to know about God’s Love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Mission Southside has a neighbor’s heart …
I am a teacher and I noticed one of my young children with a smile on her face and just a confidence that I had not seen before.  I asked her where she got the nice clothes (looked brand new and nicer than anything I had seen her wear before).  The little girl said that she got the clothes at a FREE Garage Sale that Mission Southside provided in her trailer community.  These nice clothes brought a smile to her face and a hop in her step with a renewed sense of pride and feeling special.
Mission Southside is not a church, but partners with churches, “helps” organizations, businesses, and individuals to bring hope to Johnson County, KS through the meeting of both physical and spiritual needs. The need has never been greater than it is now. In a county known for its excess, the “poor” have increased tremendously over the last 5 years and the lack of basic necessities: food, shelter and clothing, have also increased, making our role, to bring help and hope to those in need, essential to the community.