As the Church, we carry hope and love to a hurting world starting with our neighbor. However, our neighbors often cannot receive the hope and love we offer because they cannot understand us as we are approaching them. We might live next door but our realities, our understandings of the world, the very language we speak are often worlds apart. Rather than shrugging and saying, “They just are not interested,” perhaps we should ask “Who is my neighbor?” “What is their reality?” “What is it like to live in their shoes?” When we ask these questions and seek their answers, we find we are able to have common ground and the gospel and hope we offer are met with open arms.
We invite you to join us as we spend an evening seeking to understand our neighbor, specifically the most vulnerable of our neighbors, the rural poor. Our area of ministry is filled with people for whom poverty is an everyday challenge, a challenge that isn’t overcome simply by working harder. We will spend an evening seeking to experience a month in their shoes so we might understand the realities of their everyday lives and pursue together as the Church how we might seek the restoration of all things including the lives of our neighbor with the hope of the gospel. Pre-registration is encouraged and may be completed at the Resource Center or by calling the office.
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.