Monday, June 16, 2008

SonCity Summers

SonCity Summers kicked off today at MC3 with eleven (11) volunteers and twenty-five (25) kids from the Monroe Circle neighborhood. For the next 6 weeks hundreds of volunteers will pour into the lives of these kids. It is our prayer that it changes both the volunteers and kids of MC3.

It was interesting to watch new volunteers engage with kids that already have a bunch of anger and other issues even at 6, 7 and 8 years old. We try to remind them that engaging with kids from the inner city is somewhat like going to the gym for the first time – you walk away a little bit sore and not sure if you want to return but know if you do you will build muscle, flexibility and become more healthy. But sometimes you just don’t want to deal with the pain so you give up. I think the same can be said by many people’s faith – as long as you don’t need to push yourself everything feels fine even though you know deep down inside that it isn’t. As Christians we need to get “back into the gym” to stretch and grow our faith. It may at first be a little bit painful but over the long run we will be such stronger people of faith.

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