a glimpse towards Sunday 7.4.14
Most of you probably drive past the community I live in on your way to church Sunday mornings. There is nothing externally notable about our little slice of heaven, but on the inside…
It is a vibrant, melting pot community richly, teeming with culture and diversity. Over the years I have met and become friends with people who live here from all over the world.
There is Enego from Spain. He is a gentle, bear of a man with a tiny min-pin named Oprah that he carries around like a baby. There is Treasiana from Nepal who loves nature and can find beauty in the simplest of Gods creations. There is Jennifer, Jasmine, Esgar, Vanessa, and Brian; kids that come to my house EVERY single day as soon as I get home and ask to play ball with my dog Pickle. There is Victor from Mexico who has a beautiful wife and 3 little girls of his own but is Papa to many of the children who live here. There is Olga from Guatemala who taught me how to make Tamales and Reina from Portugal who taught me to dance.
We have lived, laughed, cried, and shared hardship. We have pulled together to cook food, celebrate birthdays, weddings, graduations, and quinceniera’s. We have corporately attended bible study, baptisms, PTA meetings, soccer games, and funerals. They are not only my neighbors; they are my friends. We care about each other, learn from each other, look out for each other, console and advise each other. I am a better person because of them. Not because we are so alike, but because we are so different.
This is week #2 of Dignity Serves training with Dan Crain. Come learn a different approach about loving our neighbors in need.
Bring a friend on Sunday and prepare to make a mental shift as we study scripture from Luke 10. Maybe being a good neighbor is more about learning to receive…
Weekly Giving | 06/29/2014
Weekly Need $29,000.00