Ncompass started primarily as a homeless ministry serving the community in downtown Portland, Oregon. Over the first 5 years, volunteers delivered food and clothing to the homeless in our city on a bimonthly basis. These deliveries typically took place the second and last Sunday of the month. Ncompass partnered with Church Under the Bridge, a group of local churches, to help support each other’s ministries. Our desire was to grow and learn as we served and met the needs of the marginalized in our community.
"Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:35-40)"