Saturday, April 19, 2008

OH MY I am very sorry

I thought I have been publishing posts all year long. I just realized I was saving posts but not publishing them. It appears I have been silent for a long time. Sorry about that. I think I have everything published now. Thanks Jeff

more speaking engagements

This week I spoke at the Sunday night service at the Free Methodist Church. I have never seen a crowd that large on a Sunday night. I had a great time preaching about Outreach. Today I was invited to share with the Carver Center Board of Directors. For those of you who are not from Kokomo, Carver Center was started during the time of segregation. Black folks were not allowed in the Y. Carver Center is like the Y in many regards, however, in recent years many white kids have played in the basketball leagues and of course the Y welcomes all people. Both black and white kids go to school together and young adults have little prejudice, thus producing may bi-racial children. Finally, it appears that in Kokomo race is mattering less and less. The only place that is really racially divided in town is our churches and that is sad :( . I know there is hope and I believe that KUO and Carver Center will be able to partner in various projects to create a better community.

Tomorrow I speak to a rural church in Tipton County. I will update that later. thanks Jeff

Friday, April 11, 2008

Whew!! I am tired.

This was Spring Break week. In order to provide relief of the food problem in the area, we provided lunches at two locations each day of Spring break. We served about 150 mostly kids each day. We also provided 250 breakfast bags. We had great volunteers, again, Chapel Hill came through in big ways. It was funny, we had the 1000 pounds of potatoes and I had 4 or 5 retired guys break down the large bags and make smaller bags(about 7 pounds). It usually takes two people about 2 hours. It took them about 15 minutes. Wow!!!!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Potato Drop

One thousand pounds of potatoes were dropped off today. The United Methodist Men of the Kokomo District picked-up and delivered the potatoes. They are greatly needed. God is providing food everyday. We have never helped so many nor have we ever had so much food. Thanks for the prayers.....Jeff