On Wednesday, May 15 the 8th graders, Baymonte parents, as well as school officials Mr. Patterson, Mr. Lanham, and Mr. Olson ventured forth to the Tenderloin to work with City Impact to bring food and Jesus to the people of the neighborhood. Students and adults worked in various capacities to help City Impact in their inner city ministry. Some students sorted donations for City Impact’s thrift store; some painted the Rescue Mission, where the homeless and others worship; several people handed out food on the streets to people and asked if they needed prayer; a few of our students had the “job” of playing with the children at the Salvation Army recreation center, one of the only places in the Tenderloin where children have a place to play). We got to experience first-hand what Jesus meant when he said to serve others. Many of the residents asked for prayer when we inquired if they needed God’s help in their lives. Their brokenness and willingness to admit to their spiritual needs was moving for many of us who frequently feel the need to put on a veneer of respectability at all times. After a day of service, the crew ventured to Camp Hammer where they are enjoying spiritual discipleship and fun.
Thanks for your prayers for safety,