We are all still processing and praying through much of what we saw and experienced and I am grateful for the way the Lord used our team for His glory.
Here are a few photos, as we weren't able to post them while in Jackson, to give you an idea of what we experienced and worked on last week. We hope you will join us at 9:15 a.m. during the education hour on July 24 to hear more about our trip.
We never went hungry! We enjoyed southern cooking all week!
Pictured above, our team stands in front of Jamie Rasberry's home. She has felt the call to live in West Jackson, and in the last couple of years has restored a home, and now has three teenage boys living with her. Her humble heart and love for the Lord was a beautiful encouragement for each of us.
During each day, our main job was to clean both the inside and outside of three homes, so that families and individuals could move in soon! The homes had been restored by Voice of Calvary, and were beautiful both inside and out! The families moving in to these homes have all gone through the Voice of Calvary Home Ownership program.
We had some fun time in fellowship while in Jackson as well! On Monday night we celebrated the July 4th by driving about 30 minutes to a fireworks show!
We were challenged and encouraged to hear from various speakers each day. On Tuesday evening we had the opportunity to meet with C.J. Jones, a civil rights activist that marched with MLK Jr (pictured above with Micah).
On Wednesday during lunch, Dr. John Perkins spoke to our team about his heart for reconciliation and the healing truth that is found only in the Gospel (pictured above with our entire team).
Sophie and I had an opportunity to meet, talk with and pray over a woman named Ms. Jackson on Friday afternoon. We were originally supposed to work on her house during our week in Jackson, but she became ill and had to spend time in the hospital. She was beginning to feel better later in the week, and Sophie and I were blessed to meet her!
Marcel and Matt with Sam Pollard. Sam is the volunteer coordinator for Voice of Calvary and his heart for others, his deep relationship with the Lord, and his patience were an example for all of us. We love Sam!
What an amazing group to serve King Jesus with!! God is so good!