Milwaukee Update 1
Well, we arrived safely yesterday and had a very enjoyable and relaxing evening. The students had plenty of time to spend with each other playing basketball, four square, and a little football. Our first evening session was an overview of our week and the ministries that we will be working with. There are three sites, and we have four groups, so we will be rotating throughout the week.
Site 1: ADOLLUM: A vision by a man named Steve. He is a compassionate guy with an incredible faith. Adollum is a large warehouse building that will be used to meet the needs of those in the community. Some of those needs would be Clothing distribution, bedding distribution, an after school program/hangout lounge, worship, prayer and bible study, and counseling. There is also a desire to build a 24 hr cafe, and an indoor skate park.
Site 2: Frank’s Garage: It is a garage, owned by a man named Frank. Frank is a father of four kids and has been doing ministry in Milwaukee for the last seven years. He was saved in prison out of a life of drugs and theft, and has spent the last seven years doing community ministry as part of four different ministries. He is a great guy with an awesome story.
Site 3: Public School: There will be both inside and outside work for the students. Mowing the lawn, weeding, mulching, cleaning, organizing…
There is a great need to make the school a beautiful place once again. This will raise the students perception of their own value and self worth.
These are our ministry sites for this week. We will have pictures and stories to share as the week progresses.
Please pray for eyes to see others the way Jesus sees them. That our hearts would be filled with love and compassion for people. That we would be able to get a lot of work done, but no be so focused on the task that we miss the PEOPLE we are ministering to. That our students would take notice of God’s redemptive work in them and through them this week.