We are just under a month away from Made in the Streets' 20th Anniversary Celebration. For the next few weeks, we'll take a look back on the last 20 years. Today we're looking back at pictures from 1992 to 1997. Look through the gallery, you might see some familiar faces!
Those of you who follow Made in the Streets on Facebook or elsewhere already know about the destruction of the shops we built along the highway. These shops were on city land, and we have a written agreement with the City Council for use of the highway access area. But... As with many things, it only takes a bribe to have a city council employee come with thugs to destroy.
So... There is evil in the world. But that does not stop the work - ministry to street kids goes on, and we adjust to the new reality. We can rebuild the shops along the access road on land that belongs to us - the Team will decide about that soon. If you want to help us with this rebuilding, let us know - email@example.com
There is also good in the world - an excess of good that comes down from the Father of Lights, who redeems and makes holy and keeps on loving. This picture shows Charles and Francis Mbuvi with Dereje Aleme and some young men in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where Made in the Streets will "export" our style of street ministry.
In our fundraising campaign to fund both the ministry in Ethiopia and the building of a Christian Camp near Nairobi, we are seeking "the 99." You know who they are - the 99 are at home with Jesus, they are safe, they have a job and a house and a car, their retirement funds are growing, they are comfortable in their faith. But...the 99 know where Jesus is - He is out there looking for THE ONE, the homeless and helpless and unredeemed one. And the 99 want to be out there with Jesus, standing at the giving edge of human need. We are looking for "99" who have been blessed by God and will give $10,000 each in 2015 and 2016 to further the development of street ministry.
So...if you have been blessed, you are welcome to take part. Send to Made in the Streets, 409 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027. Write us for more info - firstname.lastname@example.org
When you do this for 20 years, you're bound to pick up a few stories and lessons along the way. Thoughts, impressions, news, and highlights from our staff, visitors, donors, students and alumni.