In June of 2018, I fulfilled a desire that had been growing for about 5 years, to spend less time blessing the blessed and serving the Saved. It was hard to let go of college and church-based women’s ministry, but I did it. For the past 2 years I’ve been leading a children’s Bible Club at a local nonprofit in Central Lincoln.
My life is 100% more diverse, my heart is broken on the regular, and I love every minute of it. Every week I get to tell about 100 kids from hard backgrounds that they are loved by God. It’s the BEST. And often I get to tell their hard-working, trying to hold on to hope mamas (and sometimes daddies & grannies) that Jesus loves them too. It’s hard, it keeps me on my knees, but I get lots of kindergarten-sized hugs every week, so I can take it.
City Impact has been serving Lincoln’s underserved families for over 20 years. Founded by my friend Brad Bryan in the park right by our building, we’ve grown from a couple of college grads trying hard to love their neighborhood to a thriving non-profit focused on teaching, mentoring, and empowering under-resourced communities through wholistic youth, family, and neighborhood development.
I work with an amazing full-time staff, and serve with an even more amazing group of staff and volunteers on Tuesday at City Impact Kids, the Bible Club I direct. If you’re local to Lincoln, you should come check it out and VOLUNTEER. We have a great time, and it’s the most hands-on Kingdom work I’ve found in the US of A.
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