Sunday, April 30, 2006
My last post, I must admit, was in celebration of city living, especially for the sake of the environment. I've been thinking about the attitudes I had toward the city and people who live in the city when I was growing up in the suburbs. They weren't so good. I've also been thinking about the attitudes of many of my city dwelling friends toward people who live in the suburbs, they aren't so good either!
Today we're starting a partnership at the Open Door between ourselves and Fountain Park Church, a church plant in the suburbs. The nature of the partnership is designed to help the two congregations be more effective in fighting AIDS and poverty in Africa, specifically a few small villages among the Massai people of Kenya. I'm really kind of tired of the bad attitudes between suburbanites and city dwellers. Hopefully having a partnership in mission will bring some reconciliation and communication between the city and burbs. And hopefully together we can do some good in the lives of children as we combat a disease so much larger than we can imagine, HIV/AIDS.
God is bigger...