Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
Loving North Minneapolis
As I worked today in North Minneapolis with several others from Bethlehem to help with post-tornado clean-up, I was ...
- Amazed at the extent of the destruction: trees down, cars crushed, garages flattened, homes damaged—incredible need everywhere.
- Excited to see the Church and Christian organizations there doing work and ministering to people before the government agencies and larger NGOs were even on site.
- Filled with joy to see people from all backgrounds, ages and ethnicities working together with a common purpose to clean up and get people back in their houses.
What a gift to be able to live out Matthew 5:16, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give gloriy to your Father who is in heaven.”
Would you like to be a part of a Bethlehem group to help North Minneapolis? Teams are being formed Tuesday–Friday of this week. We would love to have you join us if you can!
Tuesday, May 24
Be at the Downtown Campus parking lot at 12:30pm for a 12:45 departure. You will be back at the Downtown by 5:30pm.
Wednesday–Friday, May 25–27
Be at the Downtown Campus at 8:30am for an 8:45 departure. You will be back at the Downtown by 5:30pm. (If you need to be back earlier in the day, you will have the option to follow the van in your vehicle.)
What to Wear: long pants, boots (durable shoes), work gloves, sunglasses
What to Bring: chainsaws (especially), handsaws, work gloves, water bottles, and rakes
Hope to see many of you this week! For those who can make it, may you be the aroma of Christ as you are his hands and feet to our North Minneapolis neighbors.