Show Me Your Hands Inc
"people helping people"
BELIEVE- John 20:27
Each year we adopt one local Veteran. Veteran must provide DD2-14 and who does not have dental insurance or can't afford it. Each year the veteran that we helped, nominates another veteran in need. We schedule the appointment and are with the veteran through the process. We provide financial assistance and emotional support. We would like to go the extra mile and get them a day at the spa or barber shop too. We then invite them to be our guest of honor at our Annual Sweetheart Dinner and Dance Fundraiser Fundraiser in February. The reason this area of our ministry is so important is because the founder of Show Me Your Hands was in need of dental work herself. She suffered with Chronic ear nose an threat pain and was only able to afford a dentist because her husband was deployed and told her to take care of her teeth while he was gone. During that time she found a dentist who would ultimately save her life and give her back her smile, confidence and dignity. The dentist preformed his last surgery on Patti, before he went into full retirement. During the surgery he found the cause of all of her health problems was from a chipped tooth from a decade ago. It has surrounded with infection and calcified, deep inside her nasal cavity. Had she received proper dental care years ago, maybe she could have avoided the two ear surgeries, a heart attack and embarrassment. We know we can't change the past but we can make a difference for someone else's future. Patti feels compassion for those in the same boat she was in and feels that we should care more for our Veterans as it is told to us that the only way the Government will help Our Veterans dental needs, is if the Veterans teeth were injured during the line of active duty.
Shuttle Bus Ministry:
We have a 25 passenger shuttle that we use to fellowship and commute to special events like the Celebration of lights, Christian concerts and more. For Christmas, we decorated the shuttle in the nativity scene and had live actors and actresses sharing about the birth of Jesus. Halloween we taught about John Chapter 20 and decorated the shuttle with Jesus and one of his disciples named Thomas. For Easter we again, decorated the shuttle and taught about why Jesus had to die and why he had to rise from the dead. The resurrection of Christ.
Two of our volunteers are youth ministers at their church and they take people from their own neighborhood and community and bring them to youth group. Youth is a frustrating time in life. A time where they start to make their own rules on what they accept or not and have their own judgement on what is righteous or evil. As youth are feeling a sense of independence and attempting to find their identity. The Scriptures represent youth as a time both of danger and challenge. Moses said that “the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth” (Gen. 8:21), and Paul admonished Timothy to “flee youthful lusts” (2 Tim. 2:22). By way of contrast, though, the Creator also recognizes the value of youth to the divine cause. They have energy, they are daring, their hearts are filled with visions of the future. Indeed, they can be a most valuable component in the service of God. We are thankful that we are able to use this shuttle bus in so many different areas, all to bring glory and honor to God and build his kingdom.
Feed the Homeless and Elderly:
Show Me Your Hands (SMYH) has partnered up with First Step Back Home (FSBH), who provides shelter for homeless veterans, woman and children. We have been blessed with the opportunity to serve the people they house since July 2018. We make a meal plan, cook and serve hot plates to those in need. We also go out to the Senior Apartments and pass out plates there. Often we bring clothing, shoes and any other supplies we can. We are blessed by this ministry because we are able to come together with other like minded volunteers in order to serve others as scripture tells us in Luke 3:11 " if you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry".
As bearing one another's burdens told to us in Galatians 6:2 Help carry one another's burdens, in this way you will obey the law of Christ. We go where God leads. Often our volunteers come forth with neighbors needing assistance and we team up to help when and where we can.
Communities comfort their Neighbors and reducing Loneliness, Sickness, Poverty and Homelessness. By the works of our hands we are Helping People believe that Jesus died for our sins and has risen from the dead. Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and look at my hands; then reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop your doubting, and believe!" John 20:27 By Showing of ones hand, symbolizes the touch of our Gods Spirit of love that is in ones heart.
PO BOX 1352
O'Fallon, MO 63366
Patti: (636) 293-3478
Felicia: (636) 295-6198
Hours: Best available by Text
We will do our best to be available for you in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to text, no matter what the hour is. We will check voicemails and texts as often as we can. We would love to be an ear to listen for you and to be able to pray with or for you. Remember God likes BOLD prayers. James 1:6 Ask boldly, believing, without a doubt.