Matthew 25:40 Jesus said, "Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me."
Yesterday me, Brandon and Michele met with Luther who is an inner-city pastor at Bridge of Hope Community Church in Kansas City, Kansas. His church is right in the “hood” (his words). He drove us around and I was moved by what I saw. Much poverty, corruption, and decay… and right here in our backyard.
I felt like I was in a third-world country at times… while we were on our tour I saw a couple people getting arrested, a possible drug deal, some prostitutes (teenagers) roaming, and he didn’t even take us to the real bad areas because he said, “it’s unsafe…”.
I think sometimes we have our heads in the sand (those living in rich suburbia) regarding the brokenness all around us…the average income where we visited is $16,000 a year, average education level was 7th grade…
We’re looking to partner with Bride of Hope Community Church to help them change their community!
Real life… right here in Kansas City!