Living Hope Tabernacle, Columbus, IN–Eviction is ON!
I wrote February 2 about Living Hope Tabernacle, in Columbus, IN, a church that faced eviction in part for opening its doors to the homeless.
I noticed a spike in traffic yesterday and discovered that the eviction is in fact, progressing. Perhaps you can help.
They’re being forced from their current quarters to the pastor’s MOTHER’S HOME, which is woefully inadequate for their current ministry.
According to their pastor, Chris Rutan, “Along with furnishings and supplies, eight residents will be making the move to 325 McClure Road. Rutan says that he has room for ten men at the new location, but he stresses that no one will be turned away. Rutan said that part of the process of helping shelter residents include providing a physical address for residents to receive any eligible government aid, such as food stamps and disability benefits. The shelter also helps residents to fill out job-applications, resumes and provide transportation when a resident obtains a job.”
Their immediate needs are great. First off, they need a freaking building that will accommodate them in the numbers to which they currently minister. Short of that, they MUST MOVE IMMEDIATELY– they need resources and volunteers. Our hopes and prayers are with Pastor Chris, his mother, Katherine and Living Hope Tabernacle as they face this challenge.
If you’re in the Columbus, IN area, and can help in any way, please call Pastor Chris at (812) 375-5199.