He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Life under the Son

"Urban ministry is: The effort in the name of Christ, by the strength of Christ, for the glory of Christ,to waken in people of all ethnic groups , transforming faith in Christ, and the fruit of obedience to Christ, by proclaiming Christ in the gospel and by showing Christ in acts of practical, persevering, sacrificial, courageous, liberating, stabilizing, burden-lifting, productivity-enhancing, family-strengthening, community-building, Christ-celebrating love, in the face of the peculiar concentration of pain
and poverty and sin and brokenness and dysfunction
that all come together in the urban centers of the world....
"-- John Piper

We love our neighborhood!! Really, it is such fun living here! Sure, everyday has its challenges, but it's days like this that remind me why we are here.. It's all for His Kingdom and not mine... Here are a few pics of Delta and I hanging out with our neighbors.. Can't wait till the summer!!!

"Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it,
because if it prospers, you too will prosper."- Jeremiah 29:7