Mimi & Luis Macias
The mission of San Pedro Helps Ministry is to serve the neediest people of the Upper Keys to the best of our ability and without judgement, as Jesus calls us to do. Our purpose is to draw closer to the presence of God as we see Jesus in everyone, together growing in knowing and loving and serving God.
Many of the people we serve are the people who work in our service industries — individuals, families, struggling parents and the elderly or disabled. Our ministry identifies people and families who need some help. Often we help pay utility, medical and medicine bills. Sometimes we help with rent to prevent evictions. We also help with personal needs that do not fit into financial help scenarios, like referring people to shelters or helping them get birth certificates and photo IDs. At times we are able to offer an inexpensive motel room to shelter homeless people from harsh weather or to help them recover from hospitalization and illnesses.
Our funding comes from donations and fundraisers. As our Heavenly Father provides us resources and makes us able, we provide a lifeline of assistance to our neighbors who find themselves in a difficult situation, yet hoping they can move forward towards a brighter day with dignity and hope.
For I was hungry and you gave me food
I was thirsty and you gave me drink
A stranger and you welcomed me
– Matthew 25: 35-45