A Grace Brethren pastor with a heart for serving the homeless in his community is quoted in an article in Sunday’s Pottstown, Pa., Mercury. Kork Moyer is pastor of Still Waters Home Churches and Worship Center in Pottstown. A portion of the article appears below. Click here for the complete story.
Vegan cafe owner prepares healthy dishes for the homeless
POTTSTOWN >> A local vegan cook stepped up to the plate and decided to donate his services when he saw a need to feed the homeless.
iCreate Café owner Ashraf Khalil prepares both vegan and vegetarian dishes at his Pottstown restaurant. The food also has a Mediterranean flavor since he’s a native of Syria. Through a customer, Khalil learned that Christ Episcopal Church would provide shelter and food for the homeless this December. He decided to lend a hand by preparing and serving a vegan meal every Tuesday night of the month. …
…Kork Moyer, Pastor of Still Water Grace Brethren Church, helped start the Ministries at Main Street shelter. Moyer said originally just meals were served to the homeless in Pottstown but then there was a real need to house those people. With the help of several churches and community members, the homeless have a warm place to stay in Pottstown for six months of the year.
Moyer said all different types of organizations and people have come together to help those in need. He said they are now able to provide more quality food because of volunteers like Khalil.
“We started off giving people donuts because they were the leftovers that we could get from one of the supermarkets,” Moyer said.
“Historically … homeless people get the worst food,” he said adding that a lot of the foods they end up with are rich in sugar.
Moyer said it’s a health risk when the homeless eat only junk food then go out into the elements. He said he really appreciates Khalil using his café to offer healthy foods to the homeless.
“Ash is my hero. He’s like one of the best things to happen in Pottstown,” he said. “God’s people really do come together when there’s a need.”
Moyer said the homeless help churches and others in the community realize there’s always a way to be more generous and sacrifice for those with less. He said it’s about more than charity but about how you live everyday of your life.
“You do a lifestyle of generosity and that eliminates the need for charity,” Moyer said.
Khalil said helping the homeless and those less fortunate isn’t church work but something that everyone should help with.
“It just makes you feel better about humanity,” he said.
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