Because of your faithful partnership, we have had the privilege of holding several outreaches within two apartment complexes on our block. Both were supplied with food, hygiene and sanitation supplies such as masks, gloves, soap and hand sanitizer. We have also come alongside several struggling families and were able to meet some basic needs that most of us take for granted.
Last week we held the first of three summer Block Outreaches designed not only to provide food, clothing and other supplies but mainly to build trusting relationships with our neighbors. There has recently been a lot of gun violence and death within our community and many people we have met have lost family members and have been allowing us to enter into their grief with them. Also, we have been ministering in the local parks where we meet many hurting people who are looking for a glimmer of hope. More than ever God has been showing us that hell will not overcome the Church if the Church has the passion and courage to live and love near the gates of hell.