Saturday, October 17, 2009

Outreach On 10-17

Today's outreach was packed full of good lessons and good time to fellowship. We had about 30 kids come out thanks to our street team who walked around and told the kids about our filed day. We had a mixture of new and old attendees and the new kids had to get used to who we were and had to adjust their behavior accordingly.

We learned some valuable lessons as volunteers. We have to step up to the plate and begin to mentor the kids who simply need the love of a father figure where one lacking. We ended the filed day early because of a decision by Martha, our field day coordinator. The kids were told to come back next week with better behavior and respect. With this we pose two questions: will you help mentor a kid 2. What ideas can we put together to create community with the adults and parents.

Any thoughts of current environment and possible improvement.

2 comments:

Anonymous,  October 18, 2009 at 4:29 AM  

Jesse, as we waited for you at the story and listening to the kids in the back of the van. I was shocked and blown away at the same time, hearing Kenny describe an event dealing with the girls mother and to the tee exactly what she was wearing and how hot she was in it and how a couple guys standing there at the store were acting and saying to the group this women was in as they walked by on the way to Food lion. Then seeing the results as to what these kids live in and with everyday of there lives as we dropped them off was as we always say Lord break my heart for what breaks yours. Well yesterday bro he wrecked me for what I seen and place a how lot more of an understanding to what I need to do and I am and have some ideas. I got to run them through Sam and then I will see what you think.Sometimes when we see the negativity, but it's not till it runs of our lips and we hear from others that it has the full impact on our hearts and our round table in the meeting and Jess what we seen has been so heavy on me I can't get it off my mind.I do know we have to make changes and maybe rethink some stuff.Then too we got to wonder do we sacrifice the few for one or do we sacrifice the one for the few.

Anonymous,  October 18, 2009 at 4:40 AM  

P.S
Also with the original kids acting as they were the new kids didn't et a good perspective as to what we are trying to do and were just in a follow the leader mentality

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