By Laurie Kuck
I’m excited about the VBS outreach that MOST ministries/St. Luke will do with a Spanish-speaking church in Detroit this April. The church is located in Mexicantown, where Detroit’s Mexican population began settling in in the 1940s.
This is the first MOST mission I’ve done. Getting involved was a result of God nudging me a little out of my comfort zone.
Since last summer, I’ve felt the nudge to connect with a group in Detroit called Bridging Communities. It’s an organization that serves elderly people in southwest Detroit. So how long did it take me to call them? About six months.
I just drove my first client to her medical appointment last week. It went great!
While I was in the mulling-over stage in this process, I read the St. Luke website and saw the VBS mission in Mexicantown mentioned. It sparked my interest because it was in Detroit, where Bridging Communities is. Hmmm…
In our small group we’re reading the book Chasing Daylight by Erwin McMannis. It’s really been a good read, and the author talks to those of us who have been following Jesus for a long time.
McMannus asks us to expect new things from the Lord. To lean forward—expectantly—into what God has for us. Not merely to lean backward—comfortably—into the old routine, as good as that may have been.
So, this April I will be joining a group from St. Luke to partner with Pan de Vida church in Detroit to do a VBS. As I said, I’m excited. Scared? Yeah, a little, but trying to lean forward and expect new things with God.