Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Monday, March 25, 2013

The vision

Sometimes I wonder what God is thinking.


He sends me to Haiti & El Salvador for Mission trips, after I specifically told Him I would never go. Ha!

And putting together a community center? I don’t know the first thing about that.

But you know what I do know?

I know that kids need Jesus! I know that kids need to know that they are loved! They need someone to believe in them, and even if it’s just me, no matter what happens, it’s worth it if one beautiful child knows they are loved.

That they know and believe that they are valued, loved, and worthy! No child is a mistake, and the muffins that will know Jesus will believe it!
Photo credit
 http://mikeforbesdesign.com/2010/11/23/dear-detroit/

It makes me absolutely crazy that we spend more money on prisons than our children. Imagine if we INVESTED in them, our time, and yes, our money. And I don’t mean just throwing money at a situation, but really invested.

People believe in this city. I believe in this city. I believe the children, in the people of this city. Matthew 10:39 says Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. I’m really praying about what that looks like for me.

But here’s a small peek into the vision.

A place where groups, large groups can come and stay for mission trips. An everyday place where children can come and find their value, seek refuge, fill the needs of their lives, discover their worth, and gifts.

20 showers
HUGE kitchen 3-4 convection ovens, a huge walk in fridge, walk in freezer, a huge pantry
Open rooms for teams to sleep (climate controlled)
Basketball courts
Football, soccer, and baseball fields (how to make this all one spot will be the challenge)
Community Gardens
Computers
Music (vocal and instrumental)
Counselors
Art
Theatre

HOPE
LOVE

A place where kids/families/people of the community will know they are loved, valued, chosen, worthy of love. A place where they meet Jesus in a real and tangible way!

One the doors of every entrance, it will say

I love you every day, no matter what!

This is way bigger than me, that’s for sure, it’s not bigger than God, and it’s time to invest!

Also, please know, I’ll be asking for your help! God’s gifts will all be needed! You (and I) were created for such a time as this!

Please join me in prayer! That’s where we start and finish (and everything in between), at the feet of Jesus!

1 comment:

Linda Jackson said...

Keep pursuing Love! :)