Wow. What an exciting month in Ft. Worth! Congrats on a successful "Art-n-the Park 2008", and the first ever "Ending Homelessness One Life at a Time" on May 3rd. Remember, our purpose for these two events was to create a sense of community among the different ministries and organizations who serve in the near east side area of Ft. Worth. Praise Christ that our goal was achieved with great success. If you didn't get a chance to read one of the reviews written about "AITP" then click this link and check it out! (includes pics, and a short write-up)
May 3rd event was a great success. Neale told me that there is a lot of momentum right now, and that we've got to make sure that we take the necessary steps to ensure that May 3rd wasn't just a meaningless pep rally; fruit should begin to be produced as a result. (My interpretation of our conversation= ) We must move forward with the next steps...
Here is how we keep momentum guys: Keep serving together. Continue to build those relationships that were begun as you served together over the past two months. Don't miss the UITC network meetings...
***Join everyone for a May 3rd FOLLOW-UP meeting on Saturday, May 24th from 2:30 - 4:00pm. This will be an important time to begin putting things into place, and creating categories of empowerment for those on the streets. So far we have these categories: communication/transportation, discipleship, jobs/employment. There will be other categories/committees as well. We need you guys to be a part of the planning, etc. of these things. To see what we've been working on go check out the UITC website that Michael has been working on.
The following weekend will be our regularly scheduled UITC network meeting to follow-up, and continue organizing this process of empowerment for those one the streets. We realize that this is two Saturdays in a row that you will be sacrificing, but truly believe that some AMAZING kingdom things are "brewin" on E. Lancaster. We're inviting you to be a part of what God is doing, and going to do. Please mark your calendar for May 24th, and May 31st. Details are at the above calendar....