Missionary building relationships, foundations for faith in local neighborhood
It looks like it’s time for another update of what’s going on in Washington Park.
First, we had another Mic Check (open mic night). There were many acts praising the Lord such as hip hop, spoken word, and praise dance. I had been asked to share the Gospel message with the folks at the event. I was told that it went well, and I’m sure that a seed was planted in the minds of some of the people there.
We’re still working our way through another class in the House to House mentorship program. Houses are being built, and while they’re being built, we’re teaching people about Jesus and giving them knowledge that will help them be more successful in their home ownership goals. Currently, we’re discussing credit reports and how your credit score affects your ability to purchase and even your ability to find employment.
I still see the two boys and their grandmother each week. Still strengthening my relationships with them and would like to start mentoring the older boy soon. I know he needs some tutoring as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to help with that, too.
I am starting to see that there is always a need for more time than I have. I guess I’m going to have to keep learning how to say no some of the time. I can easily see how it’s hard to keep part time ministry part time. (please pray that God will help me prioritize and choose the right number of opportunities)
Praise God for the family I live with and the families I serve with over here. I guess I’m also learning how we need each other for support on a regular basis. God has provided us with each other to help us keep our sanity. LOL!
Please pray with me that as I’m seeking to love my neighbors in ways that make sense, that I do so in a way that empowers and doesn’t entitle. I can see that there is a bit of a balancing act for that, and I need Godly wisdom so that I don’t accidentally enable wrong behaviors.
Praise God that I’m also seeing more of the teenage boys looking up to me. Some of them even call me “Unk.” LOL! Pray that I can influence them in ways that encourage them to grow into Godly men who love the Lord and follow Christ. Pray that our team can help develop Christlike indigenous leadership.
Love in Christ,