Wednesday, August 27, 2008


We will be taking our 7 kids and heading to an inner-city ministry in Jackson this weekend called WE WILL GO. It's a time to worship alongside a wonderful bunch of folks who already know the Lord and also mingle and minister to a whole bunch of others who are desperately in need of a relationship with God.

We usually arrive at The Lancasters' around 2 or 2:30 so we can help with set-up and just visit with folks. The actual service starts at 3:00 and runs til around 5:00. I bring books, crayons, pipe cleaners, and small toys for my little ones to play with during this time.

Once the service is over, it's time to feed scores of hungry people...homeless people, neighbors, prostitutes, children from desperately poor homes, addicts...all people created in God's image, loved immensely by Him, but knocked around by bad, sin choices or just the circumstances they were born into.

And after feeding them, we get the privilege and blessing of laughing with them, praying for them, helping them find some clothes to wear, and the kids all play with each other jumping on the Lancaster's trampoline like there is no tomorrow. It's a lot of fun many times. Other times, it's very sad as you hear some of the heartbreaking stories. But through it all, it's so evident that God is there and His strong and mighty angels are about us.

Then, we usually stay and help clean up...washing dishes, moving chairs, picking up trash, whatever.

It's one of those ministries that you can come and go as needed...stay the whole time, leave early, or come late. And it's also one of those ministries that your whole family really can be a part of. My kids give hugs, serve food, carry stuff, give smiles, fill up cups of ice water...all things done for Jesus and His "least of these".

We'd love to have you join us. You can come once or keep on coming.

Let me know if I can answer any more questions. The Lancasters' website is:

Honored to be serving His little ones,

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