The Christian Shelter is celebrating its 40th Anniversary!! The Christian Shelter was incorporated in July of 1979 and began to shelter its first guests at “Christmas” in December 1980. This “Christmas” miracle occurred because a group of unqualified people felt God’s calling to serve the homeless, poor, broken, destitute, outcasts and the lost of God’s children. With no money, no experience, little talent in this area, but with great faith that they were being “called” by God, this group prayerfully moved forward. And as they say; “The rest is history”.
Well it is not really “history” at this point. In 2020 the handful of homeless guests sheltered in December 1980 has increased to 50-80 daily guests today. In the intervening 40 years the Christian Shelter has provided a refuge to the homeless families including; safe shelter, clean beds, clean linen, hot water for showers, healthy nutritious food (24,000 meals per year), clothing, Christian counsel, and many services to many, many thousands of guests. All of this through the prayerful support of God’s people. As the sign on the door of the Christian Shelter states: “The Christian Shelter is provided for by God, through His people”. The Christian Shelter is prayerfully blessed by God’s people.
To celebrate and to memorialize this milestone of God’s faithfulness and this miraculous 40 year journey, the Christian Shelter sought to prepare a milestone to memorialize this miracle. The Christian Shelter sought a symbol of this 40th Anniversary Celebration. Brother Darrell Wilson connected the Christian Shelter with the Salisbury University “Marketing Excellence” Club. This group of bright, energetic college students proposed a competition to develop a “logo” commemorating this 40th Anniversary milestone. Nine candidate submissions were proposed and the Christian Shelter immediately selected a proposed logo that captured the magnificence of what we felt the Lord had done over these 40years. With a series of small tweaks in the color this final logo is selected as the 2020 Christian Shelter Anniversary Celebration logo. Please see what you think!
The “Cross” captures the reason and the history of the Christian Shelter. The “Heart” captures the compassion and care that the Christian Shelter desires to share with our homeless guests. The roof and building speak to the safe shelter, warmth and housing security that the Christian Shelter provides to over 1,000 guests each year. NOW, 40 YEARS LATER, THE LORD HAS PRESERVED AND PROTECTED HIS CHRISTIAN SHELTER FOR HIS GLORY! TO HIM BE THE GLORY!
We are blessed!