Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Making a Difference

Exhausted... that is what I am this morning. Absolutely e-x-h-a-u-s-t-e-d! But I would not trade it for the world! The last couple of days we have had very, very long days at the church office. The girls are on spring break so we've been able to pop up early, head to the office and knock out a full day of work. I have been double timing it working for my company and then doing work for the church in between, on breaks and after hours.

Yesterday Craig and Mike, our youth pastor went to connect with the area schools so we can set a game plan for reaching the families in our community. They came back from one of the local elementary schools with tear stained faces and full hearts.

This elementary school population is 68% below poverty level. Many of those children have their last hot meal when they leave school on Friday. So, the school administration and faculty has implemented a program called, "My Backpack." Basically, they fill a backpack with non-perishable grocery items that will feed these children when they are at home on the weekends or on breaks. For $75 we can feel 40 children for a month of weekends or you can bring in the designated items on the list provided. Craig and Mike were shown the pantry that currently houses the backpack items. Sadly, it was almost empty. Needless to say, Christ Central will become a part of this program. Last night a plan was already being implemented for our involvement. We are so excited about making a difference and touching these children!

So much more is developing as well. We are kicking off "Wired for Purpose" this Sunday.... and we are believing for souls and awakened potential!

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