It's crazy to think it's been 10 months since we moved into our home. The more I get to know my neighbors the more I am compelled with compassion and love to figure out what I can do to make a difference in my community. I've been studying and researching my town, and I've learned that 96% of our population is minority, there is a 61% high school graduation rate, the neighborhood schools are not performing well, residents are frustrated, we are in the middle of a food desert, and the kids have nothing to do, resorting to making poor decisions. My heart is heavy. And after all that has happened this past weekend, I'm all the more compelled to use my voice and make a difference. Especially as a person of color, and a Jesus lover, I can't stand silent. This past Sunday while at @soulcitychurch, the founder of @ijm, Gary, spoke on God's passionate heart for justice and His goodness. He shared the story of the little boy with the 5 loaves and 2 fish. And he asked asked us this question, "What do you have and will you give it to Him, so He can do the miracle." That totally pulled on my heart strings because all this time I've been telling God I don't have the resources to do anything. That this idea I have is too big. The funny thing is He didn't ask me if I had it figured out, He's just asking me to be obedient. Well friends, please keep me in prayer as I begin to take the next steps in making this idea a reality. I'll share more later, but please just pray. That I would have boldness and walk in obedience to what He is asking of me!
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