The Light of Embassy Missions Ministry or LEMM was established in 2017 by its founder Joanna M. High (Read more about her here). She was sitting in a home-Christian fellowship when the Senior leader, Pastor Paul Sherrill of Christ Revealed Embassy suggested that the pastoral team read a book entitled, “The Churchless,” by George Barner. With no connection that can be seen with natural eyes, and not many days later, Joanna was given a supernatural vision to help the homeless, locally and abroad. The LEMM’s first mission was for a couple of families who were affected by the Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Houston, TX (August – September 2017). Almost a year later, June, 2018, the LEMM sent donations to a children’s orphanage. The Dyva Krupa’s boys and girls orphanage in Mahabubabad, Telangana, India received school supplies, toiletries, clothes, shoes, and other items.
“He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the stranger by giving him food and clothing. ‘So show your love for the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.'” Deuteronomy 10:18,19
Defend the rights of the poor and the orphans; be fair to the needy and the helpless. Psalm 82:3
LEMM’S DROP-IN CENTER
Marketing, social media, and human connections (networking) are the available resources that the LEMM has access to as a means to manage the problem of homelessness in our community. These mediums have helped us fulfill the demands by providing fundamental essentials for the poor, the disadvantaged or needy. Although the problem of homelessness may never be solved 100 percent, it can certainly be managed. In the meantime, due to the widening of the range of need, the LEMM added to its service, a day Drop-in center which allocates resources as the need arises. This center is located in Prince George’s County (See Day Drop-in Video. Scroll down <next page>).
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:4
Our team is compassionate, our team is real, and we’re empathetic to the poor and helping supply the needs of others. What makes the LEMM unique is the unconditional passion for the underprivileged, and the poor. Also, we are committed to the undertaking. Our startup nonprofit is not based on fame, neither is it mediocrity. Rather, we are based on integrity and are always ascending in excellence. And that’s what makes us effective. Our team’s success comes from the commitment to establish a paradigm of basic humanity, decency; and to be the stopgap carers for those who are often marginalized, stigmatized or stereotyped. To add, volunteers are trained on hand to develop street skills necessary for adapting to its culture. The LEMM is the homonym to the LIMB. Dually, we are like the tree’s ‘Limbs’ which are filtered by the light, receiving its sustenance from the Sun—while the LEMM’s outreach team is the Light of the world, governed by the Son—His name is Jesus.
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.” Proverbs 11:30
“If one of you tells him, “Go in peace; stay warm and well fed,” but does not provide for his physical needs, what good is that?” James 2:16
“Mission” means to ‘send,’ or messenger of Christ. Messenger means ‘sent’ on a mission. The Light of Embassy Missions Ministry or LEMM team and its volunteers are the ‘sent ones’ to the street’s homeless in the Washington metropolitan area or **abroad (See more about “Our Mission” here). We are a crisis-intervention street ministry for individuals or veterans who may not have been reached for housing [intake] or for those who may remain on the streets without a social support outlet or for those who refuse to go into emergency shelters due to high crime activity or unsafe, unhealthy conditions. We respond to their social-care challenges by distributing fundamental essentials from generous donors. Please visit our “Donate Today” page, and become a Monthly Sponsor or donor.
We are also an outreach to [family] shelters, a Day Drop-in Center for the disadvantaged, as well as a designated Continuum Care connector in Prince George’s County.
This qualified, Maryland 501(c)(3) startup nonprofit and charitable organization welcomes a cross-section of generous donors, philanthropists, and sponsors to assist us in our aim to help the poor and needy. We invite our viewers to support us. Donations that are received generally include gently used and new clothes, shoes—most sizes, blankets and travel-sized toiletries, etc.—all year round—or please send in your funding today. (See our Zelle money transfer information located on the Donation’s page). Thank you for supporting our vision.