We just got back from another Sunday afternoon spent ministering at We Will Go. We spent time praying for people, serving them supper, helping with clean up, signing people up for the clothing ministry, and helping to take some of them home.
One of the best parts of the day is often during the times when we can just sit down and talk to people. Today, I was able to spend time with a guy I'll call JC. He's a regular who we met years ago but he hasn't been around for a while. It was good to catch up today and after a while, he left and came back with a magnolia. A magnolia flower for me. What a blessing. Here's a homeless guy with hardly anything to his name possessions-wise, but he still managed to give me a gift. And it was a beautiful, beautiful gift. One I'll remember and treasure in my heart long after the petals have turned brown and the leaves have turned brittle.
If you'd like to be a part of blessing and ministering to folks like JC, it is really quite easy. Weekly there are are opportunities to do light construction, work in the clothes ministry, pack snack bags, organize the food pantry, take prayer walks, work in the community garden, and serve the Sunday fellowship meal. This summer, We Will Go also needs folks to provide some of those Sunday meals. The meal can be as simple as corn dogs, chips, beans, and cookies, or as involved as ham or turkey with all the fixings. We have civic groups, churches, businesses, and families provide the meals. If you're interested in ministering to inner-city Jackson in this way, please let me know and I'll be glad to get you all the information you need.
Thanks and please pray for us as we that serve at We Will Go seek to love God more deeply and better serve all those who puts across our paths.