Couple starts mobile homeless ministry in Va. Beach

13News Now Chenue Her has the story

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Across Hampton Roads are a number of shelters for the homeless but one couple in Virginia Beach is helping the homeless in a totally different way.

For the last few months, they've been reaching out to those at the oceanfront every Saturday.

Jeremiah Fjeld and his wife, Rachel, chose to turn an old food truck into something more fulfilling, a ministry called "99 for the 1".

"It's from Luke chapter 15," said Jeremiah.

It's a story about a shepherd.

"He has 100 sheep and one goes missing, so he leaves the 99 to go find one that's lost," said Jeremiah.

That story has become the life of Jeremiah and his family, helping the homeless in their mobile outreach truck in Virginia Beach.

"I look at it like this: Would I take care of my kids? Absolutely. I look at these people like that's somebody's kid, somebody who has value, worth something," he said.

A show of generosity that has caught on.

"Like two weeks after we started, we started getting donations and stuff in the mail," said Jeremiah.

Starting this week, Jeremiah and Rachel are adding a shower to the truck to go along with all the supplies they pass out.

If you'd like to help out or volunteer, you can find them on Facebook or email them at 994the1@gmail.com.

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