RAW Ministry

The vision to start this ministry started in 2013.  We took a group of kids to Colorado Springs to a concert.  Before the concert started we stopped at McDonalds to eat.  There was a homeless man sitting there.  He was not begging for money or food or bothering anyone.  He was sitting there just to keep warm.  We felt moved as a group to buy him something to eat.  We got the opportunity to talk to him awhile and pray with him.

Matthew 25:37-40 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’  “The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

Our first trip to Wichita was in February 2014.  Wichita has over 600 homeless people, ranging from children to elderly.  Of those 600 plus, 10% of those are U.S. Veterans.  Every time we go we see new faces as well as build stronger bonds with old friends.  On one of our trips we met a man who used to live in Tribune.  He moved to Wichita for a job that lasted a couple of years before he got laid off.  He now lives on the streets.  We get the opportunity to talk to different people sharing our stories and listening to theirs.  One lady there named Angie is always happy.  She always has a smile on her face. I think she is the one that impacted me the most because she has nothing and is happy and joyful all the time. 

We have been doing two trips a year since 2014.  Our winter trip is a short one day trip.  We get up early and head to Wichita.  We feed chili and homemade cookies to the homeless.  We also take coats and blankets to give away.  We come home the same day.

This year we had 17 people go with us.  Last year one of the girls from our team gave her shoes to a woman who needed a pair.  She had to walk back to the car, over a block away, barefoot in the cold.  This year one of the guys on our team dressed warm and had sweats on underneath his jeans.  Someone there was looking for jeans that size and he took his off and gave them to him.  This really shows  the hands and feet of Christ at work.

Our summer trip is a longer trip.  We go down on a Thursday and come home on Sunday.  We stay at a church 2 of the 3 nights to cut down on our expenses.  We do a hotdog feed on Thursday night with our friend Brant.  He is a young man from Wichita who goes out every Thursday night with a small grill, sets up in a parking lot, and feeds the homeless.  Friday we do a work project for part of the day and then we do what we call ATL (ask the Lord).  We pray and ask for guidance of where to go and how to serve.  Saturday we do a neighborhood outreach with a sloppy joe feed, live music, and games.  We then give away items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, socks, canned goods, and Bibles.

We have made several other trips down there with small groups as well.  We took a trailer of furniture down to a couple with a baby, that we helped get off the streets.  We also purchased and delivered a van to a lady named Theresa, who helps get girls off the street who are involved in sex trafficking.  She had wrecked her car and did not have any transportation to reach the girls in need.  We had raised enough funds from our fundraisers to purchase her a van.  We also went down and fixed her roof, which had been leaking.

R.A.W. Ministry stands for Ready, Available, and Willing to be the hands and feet of Christ.

In Mark 16:15 we are given the command “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”

I challenge you to invest some of your time pouring out to others so that they can be blessed as well.  People pour out their talents differently.  Some invest time, some invest money, while others invest prayer.  I promise if you give of yourself, God will recharge you and you will be blessed beyond measure.


We are going to Wichita on December 2nd.  We are in need of coats and blankets.  Most importantly we need to be covered in prayer.  If you would like to get involved in any way please contact Darrin Summers at (785) 846-8048.


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