Stories That Connect Us
The Story Behind the Name: Compassion In Your Time of Need
The DeeCilla Comfort CenterTM is named after Desiree Priscilla Randolph-Scott, and her twin brother, Demetrius Aquila Randolph. They carry the names and embody the spirit of compassion and love of Aquila and Priscilla who worked and traveled with the apostle Paul, in the Bible. Aquila and Priscilla, along with Paul, worked to establish the church in Corinth and was known for opening their homes in working with others in faith and the work of Christ.
The church in Corinth was chosen by God to teach others what it meant to follow Christ. Aquila and Priscilla were known for their compassion and love towards others, as they opened their homes, especially to those attempting to escape persecution from the Roman Empire. They were ordinary people, tent makers, that did great work in the spirit of Christ, just by showing the love of Christ to those in need.
In the true spirit of their names, Desiree and Demetrius have spent their lives showing love and compassion to those they encounter. Never in their presence will you find yourself feeling alone, hungry, or unsheltered. Always willing to open their door and most importantly, their hearts, to anyone in need, making you feel welcome as if their home was also yours. Once encountering them, it is for certain that your life will be changed forever. You will not leave the way you came.
When you enter DeeCilla Comfort CenterTM aim to pass along what has been taught and demonstrated, to you. Genuine compassion and the love of Christ. Reminding you that you are loved and important, therfore you shall receive the care you deserve in you time of need.
Heal Not Hurt
We believe that Christ through his Holy Spirit, has given us the power to heal others, therefore, through our gifts, God has graced us with, we aim to be healing vessels for those we serve. We believe in being rightful stewards of our gifts and talents to help others, rather than using them for selfish gain or with personal biases which would further hurt those we are called to serve. We believe that no one should feel hurt by those who are called to help bring healing to their life
Living As Examples
We believe the greatest witness of Christ and his love are those who embody it and live according to His word therefore, we believe in demonstrating godly love and principles to all we encounter. It is not enough to say we believe in Christ or walk into a “service” on our day of worship, but to live this life every day and in everything we do. We should be living examples for others to see and follow as this is the greatest way to physically allow those who do not know God to see, feel, and experience Him. Our “light” should lead people to Christ rather than away from Him.
We believe that as caregivers of God’s house, it comes with a responsibility to care for His people. The New Testament church should be a place where people feel safe, protected, and loved. As God our refuge (Psalm 46), then we believe that so should His house be.