Ministry Updates by David Apple

David Apple has been Director of Mercy Ministries at Tenth since 1988. He oversees 300 volunteer staff in outreach, evangelism, and hospitality to a wide variety of populations and trains and equips churches for ministry in their communities. David has authored Not Just a Soup Kitchen: How Mercy Ministry in the Local Church Transforms Us All.

 

“Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf [banquet] with hatred.”

That is what Proverbs 15:16 says about hospitality. At Tenth’s Mercy Dinners we provide both the love and the banquet for our homeless guests. Our hospitality offers an elaborate dinner and a commitment to provide a welcome, a relationship, and the Good News of Jesus Christ to all who…

This week the angels are cheering (and so are we) as two homeless men ministered to by ACTS surrendered their lives to Jesus. Praise God!

Fifteen years ago a homeless person living on the streets of Philadelphia came to saving faith in Jesus Christ through Fellowship Bible Study. His younger brother, also an addict, continued in his lifestyle of addiction and for years ignored our help and stopped…