If you happened to catch my last post about praying for Christ Church's free medical clinic and prayed with us, thanks! It was a joy to meet new friends and serve our city along side some of the most amazing people I've ever known. We all had a blast seeing what God was doing. One of our volunteers was saved by God during the first 20 minutes of our gospel training before the doors even opened! It was a good day. We continue to learn that God is active and alive in and through His people as we love our neighbors in both word and deed.
Many thanks to all who partnered with us. A special thanks to Dr. Joel Nunely who drove many hours to come and serve with us. Thanks too to Dr. Matt Eaton, Dr. Scott Glidden and the team at Eaton Chiropractic, Curves of LaPorte, Wilson's Barber Shop & Shave Parlor, Children's Hunger Fund, and The American Red Cross.
Check out this short video that gives a quick glimpse of the day.
In about 13 hours, we will open the doors of our gathering place in LaPorte for a Free Medical Clinic. I am praying for God to be honored by the 70 plus volunteers who will love and share the gospel in both word and deed. Praying for Dr. Joel as he drives north from So. Indiana after working a shift in the ER. Praying that God multiplies the food that is ready to be distributed to those in need. Praying for the barbers and hairstylists who will cut a lot of hair. Praying for the Chiropractor and Chiropractic Therapists who will make the crooked straight and relief to pain. Praying for the nurses who will see and counsel countless people. Praying that the Red Cross receives many pints of blood for the blood reserves. Praying for pastors and elders to shepherd well. Praying for the church to be the church.
I'm praying for hope.
While we won't end hunger, sickness, pain, or long hair, we can give a picture of hope. Hope that only comes through the life-giving-shalom restoring-promise instilling person and work of Jesus Christ. Teaching and reminders of the restorative work of the gospel in a hair cut, spinal adjustment, food in the cupboard, and in the healing and care of sickness, while those who know the shalom of God through Jesus love in both word and deed is a goal. We do this because we love our city. We do this because we love and trust our God. We do this because we have hope and want others to have it to. We have the hope that Jesus is coming again. Coming to judge the quick and the dead. Coming to restore all things-to make all things new as they were created in the beginning. He is coming again. We have hope.
So, if you happen to read this before or during the clinic, pray for us to love and pray for many to receive it.
Pray for hope.