What can we do if just given one week? We’ve all heard the stories that say when you multiply that by __, a lot gets done! UrbanPromise was witness to the truth of that this summer.
87 youth and adults, from 4 different churches, came into the city for one week to see how God would use them. Immediately, they went bravely into camp each morning to help in classes with what ever the summer staff needed. The kids got extra attention, teachers had extra help keeping materials ready, and StreetLeaders built relationships with high school students like them from outside of the city. After lunch, they dove into work projects. The finished projects included a classroom repainted, a new roof on one of the office buildings, the Lombard staff house having drastic upgrades in the bathroom and laundry room, and the mailing of one of Mr. Rob’s famous monthly letters.
One large impact made was the repainting of the outside of the Haven Staff house. The house was once all white, and was showing its age. Things that made this project more complicated were the text to the wall, the two-story height and the tight space between it and the church building next door. When it was all completed, it made quite a difference. One summer inter was sitting on the steps, a couple of weeks after it was painted, and a neighbor walked by. “You all painted it! It looks good!”
We are grateful for all the teams that came through to help out! God has certainly blessed us through your friendships.
2013 Summer Teams
First Presbyterian Church of Honesdale, PA (5th year)
East Main Presbyterian Church of Grove City, PA (8th year)
White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church of Newark, DE (1st year)
Pike Creek Bible Church of Newark, DE (1st year)
If you and your group want more information on how you can be involved contact Deborah Holcombe, WorkTeam Director (ext. 153)