Peace Love Missions was the name of our middle school Spring Break mission emphasis. Big Guy gave up a big part of his Spring Break to go to Mission First and work for others. Trust me when I say they worked. They prepared ground for the pouring of a foundation. They went to the homes of widows and cleaned. They raked, shoveled, weeded, picked up trash, cut down trees, and anything else that was on the list of "to be done".
I don't know if you know much about Mission First, but you may recognize this picture from 1999. It was the Rosedown Apartment complex. It was a den of drug dealers, prostitution and vagrants. Shootings were a common occurance here. The community wanted it to be torn down. One neighbor wanted to invest in his community and saw the potential in this. In this? I am telling you that Mr. Joseph saw that place with God's eyes because I remember when Rosedown was on the news. Police were afraid to go down there. It was bad!
Mission First acts as a cornerstone for that neighborhood.
It was an amazing privilege and honor to be a small part of their ministry. One that we aren't finished with yet. We intend to make it a habit to be a part of their ministry.
15 teens, 3 adults and 1 great big GOD...
I adore these kids. Not just because they are Big Guy's friends, but because they radiate the love of Christ. I see them growing in their relationship. I have literally seen them lead our entire church in worship.