It all started in 2007, when Becky and I began working with the homeless on the streets of Oklahoma City. In 2017 we started to feel like there was more for us to do. After Bro. L. D. and Sis. Bea Moore had stepped over into the Glory World, the Lord began to deal with Becky and I to carry on their ministry. One day in the fall of 2016, in our kitchen, the Lord spoke to Becky and said to “start a Friendly Mission”.
Bro. L. D. Moore was saved when he was 17 years old at a place called Friendly Mission in Oklahoma City where Bro. Otis Davis was the pastor. For many years Bro. L. D. Moore was out on the streets with a flat top guitar in his hands singing “Preaching by the roadside, under a tree, folks come along making fun of me.” God used Bro. and Sis. Moore’s ministry to win many souls to Christ. Looking back we can see down through the years that many things have changed. Seasons came and went, yet Bro. L. D. Moore never tried changing the ministry of truth. Bro. L. D. Moore’s walk with God, his talk with God, his constant reminder that “the premium is on the Spirit,” is what I loved the most about this great man I called “Dad.”
June 25th, a girl was born, Rebecca Kay (Moore) Morgan, to Lester and Bea Moore. A mistake or was I? From that day my parents started laying the foundation for the plans God had for my life. “According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth there on. But let every man take heed how he buildeth there upon.” (1 Corinthians 3:10)
September 13, 2011 my Dad, Bro. L. D. Moore, stepped into the world he preached about for 70 years. February 17, 2014 my Mom, Sis. Bea Moore met Dad at the pearly gates. My world crashed. Now what was Gerald and I going to do? We moved from Savannah, Georgia in 1995 to help Dad and Mom in their ministry. After 23 years, unbeknownst to us, we were in training. The last 12 of those 23 years we trained in several different churches were we would work in prisons and with the homeless on the streets of Oklahoma City. All the while God was laying the foundation for what we where to carry on in Savannah, Georgia. In 2017, if you would have told me that I would be ministering to the homeless in Savannah then I would have said, Not me. I was always the person that stayed in the background and hid among the stuff. And, the fear of getting up in front of people was extreme. So, how could I serve?
February 17, 2015, the one year anniversary of Mom’s death, we were in revival with Bro. John and Sis. Ann Gabbard. (Now, they are Dad John and Mom Ann to us.) The anointing power of the Holy Ghost fell upon Gerald and I at the same time that night. I never thought I would ever be this happy again after the passing of Dad and Mom. When the anointing power starts working in your life, it will get you through the thick and thin, the highs and lows. It has taken me from a state of being fearful, nervous, and shy. It has taken me from the type of person who would be okay with a B instead of an A in college because I would not get up in front of people to speak. The anointing has brought me to obeying God’s voice, taking the thoughts that God has given me from my mind to paper, to the pulpits, to the streets and to the prisons.
The devil thought he had stopped Bro. L. D. and Sis. Bea’s work, But wait! There is this Moore Morgan girl still kicking. A wannabe, I couldn’t have been a wannabe if I wanted to be a wannabe.
In the fall of 2016 while cooking breakfast, the aroma of bacon frying and coffee percolating, the Lord spoke to me, “start Friendly Mission”. Okay Lord, how, when, and where? God had the answers to all three questions, just listen, obey, and follow. Friendly Mission is where my Dad began his ministry. On old G Street in Oklahoma City. Preaching on the street corners and in jails. God started sending us many confirmations to direct us where, when and how. The summer of 2017 we knew where, Savannah, Georgia. The overwhelming welcome from Pastor Ryan and Sis. Beth Ralston along with the Savannah Holy Church of God was just another confirmation.
This is a huge leap of faith for us. In 2019 we started phase one, transporting the homeless from Savannah’s intercity on Sunday morning to church and feeding them a hot meal after service. In 2020, phase two will be to get a place where we can have mid-week services, discipleship classes, feeding and housing those who want to come out of their downward life. This is just a preview to what all God has done for Friendly Mission.
“She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.” (Proverbs 31:10) If you could stretch forth your hand to help Friendly Mission to reach the needy, I guarantee you will be blessed.
What We Do
We help cloth men and women from donations. Donate your gently used clothes today.
We feed the homeless on the streets every Saturday with a sack lunch and a hot meal every Sunday after morning worship.
We give those that are stuggling with addictions the emotional and spirtual support that it takes to get free.
We empower men and women to be independent my helping them achieve and maintain working opportunities.
We help to provide transportation to and from places as well as help to acquire ID’s and bus cards.
We help to ensure that men and women have a place to worship every Sunday by helping them get there.
We help to provide encouragement and prayer to everyone that we come in contact with.