“Neighborhood transformation through unity…”
As churches adopt neighborhoods, we are seeing neighborhoods change as lives change.We do not just feed people, we build relationships and through mentoring, we partner with people in the neighborhood to make a difference.
NEIGHBORHOODS CHANGE WHEN LIVES CHANGE!!
Through partnership with other churches in outreach,We are doing it!!!…. (Not just theorizing about it or talking about it)
We are not just giving out fish- we are teaching people how to fish…THROUGH NEIGHBORHOOD ADOPTION, IN ECONOMICALLY CHALLENGED AREAS WE ARE-Teaching children about God, organic gardening, fishing, survival, fitness and otherthings that will help them as leaders throughout their lives Offering weekly support groups for adults in adopted neighborhoods.Picking up people for church servicesDistributing groceries, clothing, medical and dental help, counseling, etc. Most importantly, we are mentoring children and adults to see changed lives!!
Here are testimonials from lives changed through the process of neighborhood transformation:
I was reached by a worker. I lived in a crack house as an addict. I now have my ownplace and coordinate ministry Fridays at the church. I have jobs and am on fire for God!
Without Walls came to my apartment daily. I was suffering from manic-depression. I was isolated from my family and lacked direction. I am now in school and my family has contacted me. This year was the first time in 5 years that my brother contacted me on my birthday!
I was reached through a Without Walls worker. I had no job and was struggling with sinand depression. I attended an event and surrendered to God. Now, I work at a school and am the director of all food services for Without Walls!
My mom was saved through people reaching outside the four walls. She stopped drinking and started serving in the ministry. Her life was different. Even though sherecently passed away from cancer, I am involved in church, outreaches and a weekly Without Walls Bible study in the apartment complex I live in downtown. I have obtained a college degree and am now working.
I was living on the streets for 8 years. Since being reached, I now have a full time joband a place to stay. I work in the ministry as a daily deacon, meeting the needs of peopleas they come into the ministry center for help.
I was addicted to crack, meth and alcohol. I had been homeless for 4 years. I wasreached out to by an event and now am on staff at my local church.
Someone told me I cold receive free groceries at the ministry center. I came and gave mylife to Jesus. I did not have a job and was struggling. God cleaned me up and put me on solid ground. I am now married and have moved to Ladson and am renting a house! I am attending church and am involved in ministry. I came to an event to get a ham to sell for heroine. I was homeless. I am now the head usher at my church!!!