Friday, March 20, 2009

Navs in HotLanta

Last week, 18 of us from UF spent our Spring Break serving at a mission called Rescue Atlanta. RA is a church focused on ministering to the homeless, poor, broken, addicted, outcast, unwanted, etc of Atlanta....not your normal church.

We did all we could to help the church staff (most of whom were once homeless and drug addicted) for the week. We cleaned the walls, scrubbed the showers that are daily available to the homeless, prepared meals, brought food to the streets, prayed for people and spent a lot of time talking with those often overlooked. AND we rode "Jesus Buses" around the city!! (watch the video and you'll know what I mean) RA goes around town to pick up the homeless for church so imagine the 18 of us --mostly white-- traveling around the city in a Jesus Bus to pick up our friends--mostly black! Awesome.

We had a great time growing together as a community and having our hearts opened to those WE often fail to love as Jesus would.

Here's the video recap:

1 comment:

The Tennessee Tetens said...

Great to hear about your Spring Break, Melissa! You are the blogging queen.