This week in my Social Welfare class we were talking about poverty in America. The statistics are growing. It's a much needed area of help that not many people know about. There are about 37 million people in America who live in poverty. How sad. I think to myself how many times have I taken for granted what I have. I have a warm place to sleep in, nutritious food to eat, and a church where I can fellowship. These people are struggling to make it from one month to the next. I know that in my life work I want to be more a part of helping in projects to benefit the poor.
Last semester, a new project West Side for Jesus started at Southern. I went the first time they went out and didn't do much about it after that. This semester I have thought about it more and am excited about being a part of the project. West Side for Jesus is a ministry that helps people who are living in poverty in downtown Chattanooga. They have a children' s and prayer ministry, GED tutoring, and Bible studies. Tomorrow, I am planning on going down and giving Bible studies to people there. These people do not have much at all. I'm looking forward to using my Social work skills to reach these people for the kingdom.
A lot has been happening since I returned to college this semester. I want to blog about Christmas break and GYC. I'm trying to find a way to upload a few pictures.
I will definately be blogging more often, probably every other week. Stay tuned!