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Launch 150

Posted by on Nov 23, 2010 in missional, service | Comments Off

Launch 150

As many of my regular readers know, my family has been spending time over the last two years or so in a government assisted housing project that we affectionately refer to as “The Neighborhood.” This housing project is actually one of a few near our home.

Last week, while we were helping some other friends work at a local food pantry (see my post, “Feeding People“), we met a lady who works in a different housing project on the other side of town. She and her husband have started a more organized ministry called “Launch 150.”

I like this (part of the description of their work on their “Current Ministries” page):

We try to be “here.”  Ready to serve, help, whatever is needed.  Sometimes that’s having a house/yard full of kids; sometimes it’s praying with a neighbor; sometimes it’s providing transportation.  Sometimes it’s crazy busy, sometimes it’s not.  God seems to time our activity pretty well, if we are listening to Him.

While there are several differences between what they’re doing and what we’re doing, I think it’s great that we’re all working toward the same goal. I look forward to getting to know them better, learning from them, and growing together as we serve others, demonstrate the love of God, and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.