Men’s Prayer was about to end when a young man from the Congo showed up nearly two hours early for a community service project at the Market of Dreams. He asked for prayer and strongly noted that it wasn’t a coincidence that he showed up when he did. We read from his Bible.
“So Christ brings a new agreement from God to his people. Those who are called by God can now receive the blessings that God has promised. These blessings will last forever. They can have those things because Christ died so that the people who lived under the first agreement could be set free from sin. When there is a will, it must be proven that the man who wrote that will is dead. A will means nothing while the man is alive. It can be used only after he dies. This is why even the first agreement could not begin without blood to show death.” Hebrews 9:15-18 ICB
Eventually the rest of a large group of volunteers arrived to keep moving the Market of Dreams toward completion. There’s still a ways to go, but it’s exciting to see great progress.
Across the street, the Grill & A Prayer team started serving the community at noon. Many folks stopped for some delicious sloppy Joe’s prepared by Miss June. Lot’s of clothes, toys, books and useful items were freely given away.
It’s always a smile inducing moment when someone stops and asks, “How much does it cost?” We smile and say, “Everything’s free! Gods freely loves us so we freely give away what we’ve freely received!”
After wrapping up Grill & A Prayer, the Compassion Ministries team headed to Urban Hope Church to provide a meal for the folks at Celebrate Recovery. There’s a lot of emotional healing happening at CR and we’re glad to provide a small part to feed hungry hearts.
It was a long and beautiful day. The day presented a few challenges like a dead battery, but that was easily overcome with a little help from our friends. Thanks God for a great day. Let’s do it again!
If you’d like to get involved in community outreach that makes for a beautiful day in the mountainhood, please contact us. Here’s our upcoming schedule:
1. Grill & A Prayer street outreach 10/15
2. Flagstaff Shelter 10/19, 5:30-7 pm.
3. NAOMI House, (safe home for Navajo children) 10/22, 10 am - 2:30 pm
4. Work Detail at NAOMI to be scheduled.
5. Market of Dreams Community Service every Saturday 11 am - 2 pm.
Need more info? CALLUS! 716-830-8240.
Thanks for your time. Go do something nice for somebody. Jesus loves you and so do we.