Almost 12 years ago Becky and I started working with the homeless on the streets of Oklahoma City. Three years ago, 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 begins to deal with us 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 he 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 their ministry to win many souls to Christ. Looking back we can see down thru the years, that many things have changed, seasons came and went, yet He 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.”
Our mission is to provide food, safe shelter, and spiritual support, to all homeless men and women who are will to work towards ending their homelessness.
June 25th, a girl was born, Rebecca Kay Morgan, to Lester and Bea Moore. A mistake or was I? From that day they starting 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 Corintians 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, and the last 12 of those years, thru several churches, we were working 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. If you would have told me that, I would have said, Not me. I stayed in the background and hid among the stuff. The fear of getting up in front of people was extreme.
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 thru the thick and thin, the highs and lows. It has taken me from a state of fearful, nervous, shy, take a B in place of an A in college because I would not get up in front of people. 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 pulpit, streets and in prison.
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.
The fall of 2016 while cooking breakfast, the aroma of bacon frying and coffee percolating. My mind was on breakfast when 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 begins His ministry, on old G Street in Oklahoma City, preaching on the street corners and in jails.
God started sending us many confirmations, directing 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 Hugh leap of faith for us, we have started phase one, transporting the homeless from Savannah’s intercity on Sunday morning and feeding them a hot meal after service. Phase two is getting 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.
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.
to give a helping hand to those in need in Savannah.