Saturday, September 24, 2011

Rebuilding the Community

We see families move out of impoverished communities for better schools, where poor children are left with dwindling resources and deteriorating conditions.  But there is hope!  

Jeremiah promised the people of his day that there was a reward for their work: God would bring the children back to their own country.  There is a reward for our work: when we invest ourselves in poor communities, we not only build a brighter future for children, we build up the whole community now.  

Consider connecting with a congregation in a community with educational needs and invest in a relationship with them.

Loving God, You told us to welcome children in Your name.  May we not only welcome, but build a welcoming community for all children, and may we serve where there is need.  Amen.

Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell
First Christian Church
Durant, Oklahoma

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