As of last month, I began working with homeless children through an afterschool program at Church in the City, the inner-city Church of Victory Church Center in Charlotte. The children and their families are currently living at the Salvation Army Shelter in Charlotte.
We focus on homework, science, reading, story-telling and skits too. We are just a few weeks into the program and as more volunteers come we plan to incorporate individual mentoring and coaching. The children have memorized John 3:16 with much enthusiasm and recognize there is a God who loves them.
What’s the saying, it more blessed to give than to receive. Oh Yes it is. I come away with a heart full of joy. Do they try and test us, OH YES! but it’s worth it.
Continue to keep the Pineville Dream Center in your prayers. As we serve others, we know without doubt God will make available all of the resources necessary to establish a permanent residence for the Dream Center.
It’s not where you serve but it is being a vessel and being available to serve. It’s about God’s will.
God Bless you and keep us in your prayers.