What ISN’T happening at Rust Street is more appropriate. Because so, so, so much is happening that it’s almost mind-boggling. Almost.
Let’s get caught up to speed…..a “Rust Street Primer” as it were…..
The Rust Street Mission Statement:
“Rust Street Ministries is a place for men, women and children living in the San Angelo area who are in need of temporary assistance with basic needs and life skills.
The programs of Rust Street Ministries are designed to contribute to the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical needs of the community it serves.”
This and more information can be found here at the Rust Street FB page.
Okay, so we know where they are and what they do. Awesome.
Now here’s the exciting part……..something – lots of things – are on the horizon.
Can you imagine a place where …………..
…*free* dental care is provided to those desperately in need?
…there is a safe daycare provided to families who are struggling to make ends meet?
…homeless teens can find rest?
…financial instruction and classes are provided to those who need it most, and are trying to escape the tyranny of “pay-day loan” institutions?
Can you imagine?
CAN you imagine?
Can YOU imagine?
Rust Street has.
Rust Street is.
Rust Street is changing. Lives. Souls.
These are a tiny few of the ideas, dreams, images of what can happen when we -WE- come on board and realize that the One who gives us the dreams, also gives us the means.
We’re telling a story here. One that is long and winding and will reach far beyond our abilities to understand. Far beyond Rust Street…beyond San Angelo and Texas…..further still.
So far, in fact, that it comes back around. Back to the one soul who is touched, healed, released from bondage and set free. Back to you and back to me.
Back to us. Back to Rust Street.
These are a few images from our first installment about “What’s Happening at Rust Street”.
These were shot in and around the “new” building located adjacent to the existing Rust Street location.
The possibilities are endless. And the work needed is…..well, it’s extensive. Part of this building is an old 1930′s wool and mohair factory.
There are lots of repairs, updates and changes that need to be made before even being able to use the building as anything other than a photo shoot location.
But Rust Street is here. It’s ready. It’s heeding the call and going where it’s being sent.
Would you like to come too?
Pictured below is Bob Knox, director at Rust Street Ministries.
Here he is pictured in front of the mighty gears of a 1930′s elevator
located inside the newly acquired building on Rust Street.
Churches, communities….everyone working together towards one goal…
To be able to look at a space like this and imagine the lives that will be changed here.
To dream the dreams that will soon begin to take shape as Jesus works through His people.