Aug 27, 2007

Midnight Outreaches

Well I remember telling you that I was going to be a part of an outreach last Friday night but I haven't had a chance to tell you about it! So here goes...

We were actually able to be a part of 2 outreaches that night the first one was a Lady's of the Night outreach where about 10 girls from Elevate and 3 Leaders went out to some of the strip clubs in the Baton Rouge area and gave all the ladies a rose and a headband! I am so grateful to be a prat of a church that doesn't condemn people but instead tells them that they are important and loved! Just like Jesus! It was amazing to see the reactions from some of the girls; they were so excited and you could really see that they didn't get this type of simple kindness often. It is really sad that these girls are so often written off and that they are treated like pieces of meat. No wonder they are astonished when they get a simple rose from a stranger that didn't cost a lap-dance.

The second outreach we went on is one very dear to my heart...the Bar Outreach! Our Serve Team goes out almost every Friday night to the bars in Tiger Land (by LSU) and gives out bottles of water and Capri Suns to the people leaving the bars. It is a great opportunity to have conversations with students and help hydrate them before they get in their cars to drive home. We give out HPC cards with a map to the church, phone #'s and the web address. It is the coolest thing to talk with the students when they say, "Oh yeah I've been there a few times," or, " I went to Late Nite before," and they expect condemnation but all we give them is love!

That is the heart of Jesus, that we would be in the world but not of the world; and that is my mission!


Unknown said...

I am so proud of you!! The ideas of all the outreaches are so great and going in them head first with the Lord backin you up is so powerful. Keep up the good work!! I love you!!

Anonymous said...

I need your e-mail address and phone #. I got a new computer and lost the info. DO you still plan to get the car? I got the keys and ready to work on it if you still want it. Uncle Steve