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

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Strong Tower at Washington Park Website Launch

Many people have heard me say this, and here you will hear me say it again. I am so excited, encouraged, and just so very thankful for our new church plant!! I don't think I've EVER been this excited about  being a part of a local body. I know we're going to have some issues, I know things wont always be like sleeping on a feather bed, yet, I am filled with joy because of the people my husband and I will be able to do life with. Just as I was excited about us going on staff with CGM, I fill that same kind of joy when I think of Strong Tower @ Washington Park. Our new website is up and available for you to view.  Please continue to pray for our pastors, our community and all of the members at Strong Tower. May we honor Christ, preach the gospel with boldness,  and advance Gods kingdom. May the Lord use us and show us, as well as our community HIS glory in the next coming months. My prayer is that all those in our community and church body will believe and say with confidence, the name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.(Prov. 18:10)

 Our official launch date is schedule Labor Day weekend.

Visit our new site here!

To God be the glory!

*Assistant Pastor Alonzo Brown Jr. & Pastor Terrence Jones

Saturday, June 18, 2011

What Makes Me Smile

The progress of our community garden is growing great! Zucchini is growing like wild flower and I can't stop them! (lol) The kids in our community are really falling in love with the idea of eating healthier. I'm working on this myself. I long to see a whole food store in our community. I'm praying God start with the little efforts of our community garden. Pray with me...

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Monday, June 13, 2011

It's Camp Time!!

Its summer camp madness around here!!  (if you're wondering why I've been so silent.) Things are going extremely well. My husband; who is the camp director, says this summer, he believes is the best year we've had thus far when it comes to how things have been flowing and the organization. WE are so thankful!! We have a total of 99 kids we are working with this summer. Monday- Friday they are involved in  numerous activities, from swimming to sewing, architecture, bowling, dance, gymnastics, academics, Taekwon-Do, basketball,  and cheerleading. God has provided many volunteers and 20 amazing summer interns. So much going on, so many wonderful opportunities to see God at work where we are. The Lord, in HIS provision of our building really has created a safe-haven for our kids, kids who we believe during the summer (or anytime) is most venerable to the destructive influence of our streets. I just smile at the thought of all God is doing.    He really is rebuilding the city.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Quote Of The Day

Quote taken from the book:

When Helping Hurts:How to AlleviatePoverty Without Hurting The Poor.... And Yourself

"We write this book with a great deal of excitement about the renewed interest in helping low-income people that is so apparent among North American Christians. While materialism, self-centeredness, and complacency continue to plague all of us, nobody can deny the upswing in social concern among North American evangelicals in the past two decades. There is
perhaps no better illustration of this trend than the exploding shor-term mission movement, much of which has focused on ministering to the poor at home and abroad.

But our excitement about these developments is seriously tempered by two convictions. First, North American Christians are simply not doing enough. We are the richest people ever to walk the face of the earth. Period. Yet, most of us live as though there is nothing terribly wrong in the world. We attend our kids' soccer games, pursue our careers, and take beach vacations while 40 percent of the world's inhabitants struggle just to eat every day. And in our own backyards, the homeless, those residing in ghettos, and a wave of immigrants live in a world outside the economic and social mainstream of North America. We do not necessarily need to feel guilty about our wealth. But we do need to get up every morning with a deep sense that something is terribly wrong with the world and yearn and strive to do something about it. There is simply not enough yearning and striving going on."

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gods Voice From The Top Of The Mountains

There will be silence before You, and praise in Zion, O God, And to You the vow will be performed. How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You,To dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,
Your holy temple. They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs;
You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.You visit the earth and cause it to overflow;
You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth.....The pastures of the wilderness drip, And the hills gird themselves with rejoicing.
The meadows are clothed with flocks And the valleys are covered with grain; They shout for joy, yes, they sing.
-Psalm 65

What an awesome vacation!!

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SRM 2011

Monday was the start of our Summer Resident Mission!! (Internship)20 young adults
(college students/graduates)are spending the summer with us to serve, learn and do life with the kids and families in our community. This week is their orientation, next week they will meet the kids and begin enagaging our neighbors. Please, pray for them.

Pray that they are comforted by the cross and have an overwhelming grasp of the gosple.
Pray that they don't grow weary while doing good.
Pray that they preach the gosple with boldness and compassion.
Pray that God grow them in servanthood.
Pray that God raise up a new generation of justice leaders, who show mercy, and walk humbly with God.

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