Our partnership with Downey is one that started with a project during last year's Church: Beyond the Walls, and we have continued interacting with the staff and students over the past year. As we are seeking to be involved regionally as a church, Harrisburg is one place we can make a difference.
People were told and shown that they matter. They matter to God, and they matter to us. As one participant pointed out, "This is church. This is the gospel."
Yes, it’s a stretch of faith and personal comfort each time. But through my Nepali neighbors, I have realized that taking Church beyond the walls, when we all come together and do good deeds and share the love and message of God, is ALL day, EVERY day of the year.
When I saw her name and then looked at her face I started to cry. I was so happy! This was the girl for whom I had been praying for months and months, and here she was sitting in front of me.
[A]s Hershey Free begins this long journey in our relationship with Burkina Faso, the presence and willingness to engage, to show that we care is the beginning of relationship. I am not certain where all of this is headed. But God knows. And that is what gives me comfort and confidence as we move forward.