If you want things to change (meaning improve, become more productive, families staying strong, young men full of hope and growth, etc.) then you are going to have to do some things differently... (FYI, this is NOT a political statement, but a cultural one). #BuildingLifestylesOfRestorationAndEngagement
Friday, August 17, 2012
No Strings, No Catch...Good News! Bringing fruit to teachers in our city
The word Gospel literally means, "good news." God knew that we needed some really Good News, so He sent Jesus.
When people see people see church people coming, they should think, "Hey, good news is on the way." Sometimes when they see us coming, it's like knowing a telemarketer is on the way, and they are looking for a place to hide. I don't know about you, but with the advent of caller id, the telemarketer's never get to talk to me...if it says "Out of Area" on my home phone, I let it ring. And if I do pick up and get a script-repeating telemarketer on the phone, I can't wait to get off the line. Never have I heard from a script-reader and thought, "Wow, this is really good news!"
We are bringing some simple good news to the teachers and staff at a couple of Elementary Schools we are fans of in the city. We were privileged to be able to do some simple volunteering for JFK Elementary last year, and are doing so again this year. We also have someone who is a part of theCityChurch whose son attends A.A. Nelson Elementary.
So we are fans of both of these great schools, and as a way of showing we care, we are bringing a fresh fruit basket to their teacher's lounges. Simple ways to be Good News and to bring that good news with you wherever you go.
Believing that theCityWillBeDifferent, I remain sincerely your servant, paul
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