September7, 2019, my world was forever changed. This is the day my son, Cody Eric Atcheson passed away. I wanted to do something in his memory, but it was almost a year before I found "my purpose". As I drove around my city of Terre Haute, I frequently saw individuals with signs at the intersections asking for help. I wanted to help, but I was not sure exactly how I could help. I recalled hearing a friend tell about giving out blessing bags to the homeless. I went to a local store and bought items for my blessing bags I spent about $40 and filled 2 bags to give out. I provided water, Gatorade, crackers, breakfast bars, trail mix, and a small bag with cleansing wipes, tooth paste, toothbrush and deodorant. I knew the recipients of these bags were homeless so there would be no access to a refrigerator or microwave, and showers could present another problem. I may not be able to solve the problem of homelessness, but I can show compassion by meeting an immediate need for one person. I estimate I have given out about 20 blessing bags. In these bags a gospel tract, and my son's obituary were also included.
My friends learned about my blessing bags, and started gathering items I could put into the bags. A few even wanted to donate money, so I could purchase the items. This led me to look into establishing a non-profit organization. Almost a year later, and the CEA Homeless Ministries Compassion Embraces Addicts Inc has been accepted as a nonprofit with 501c3 status.
How can you help?
1. Please pray for this ministry
2. Please pray that God will open the hearts of the recipients of the blessing bags.
3. Please share this page.
4. Please consider giving to CEA Homeless Ministries.
Founder/ President of CEA Homeless Ministries Compassion Embraces Addicts Inc.
Angel Cody's Momma
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.