Perhaps you’ve noticed: lots of good people need your help. They want to tell you the story of their good work. For many cases, it’s God’s work, so it’s got to be good.
And, they want you to gather round on an October evening to hear their story, of how God called them to distant places to tell remote places about Jesus and His love. And the power of that love to transform not only their lives, but your life, too.
They want you to hear about the wonderful works of God. Hope Academy wants you to know how dedicated teachers are helping inner-city children find a school that will love them, and help them learn and to have a dream for their own lives. And they want you to come and visit their children and the workers, and conclude that you could do that too. You could make a gift to help them do the work. Indeed, you could join them in the city, to give your time, your heart to helping miracles happen.
Or, our own Pilgrim Center for Reconciliation would love you to know them better, and understand their healing work in the human heart, through forgiveness, in bringing people together and making peace in places of conflict around the world - on the streets, in communities, in churches, in homes and families - and that you could help that work grow by your gifts, and by learning how to go yourself to the angry places to bring Jesus’ love.
Each group promises a wonderful evening of making friends, of having new understanding.
Molly and I are inviting friends to join us for such an evening on October 14, to just come and see what might happen to you, that would give you joy, and new—or renewed—purpose as “your heart is broken by the things that break the heart of God.”
It could begin a great adventure in life for you. Molly and I are particularly excited because our granddaughter Anna is now working for the Pilgrim Center. She is a winsome soul, with great gifts and abilities, which she wanted to use in healing work that she finds exciting.
Could you join Anna, and Dr. Jim, and Molly and me and see for yourself? At the very least, it will be an evening of learning, and making friends. We’d love to see you there. But, much more than that, it could be the beginning of a new chapter in life for you, whatever your age and stage. It could lead you across bridges of friendship with the northside community of Minneapolis, and with the vital, Spirit-filled Black church of America, and of the people of countries far from ours, and different from ours.
That’s what it was for Molly and me as we went to help Rwanda be healed in heart after its horrific genocide of April – July, 1994. Africa taught us that the way of healing was forgiveness, and a ministry of our own repentance, carried out on our knees.
Our president, Dr. Jim Olson, has brought the courageous, sweet-spirited pastor Brian Herron of Zion Baptist Church to help lead healing retreats for the Pilgrim Center. Brian holds out one of the sweetest, kindest invitations to follow Jesus that we have ever heard. We want Brian and his wife Rhonda to know you. We also want Rev. Richard Coleman, who went to Africa with me, and his Mary, of Wayman Church to know you.
It could be a day of new friendship for you and for them. We think Jesus wants you to try. Do you dare? We could do it together.
Your brother, with love,
Arthur A Rouner, Jr -
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