Wesley in Atlanta: Day 2!
Monday March 9, 2015 - Our day began bright and early at 7:00 am! Following a quick breakfast we were out the door and in our cars (ships?) and on the way to our first destination, the DWELL House. DWELL is another branch of the DOOR Ministry that commits to being in mission for a year. We spent the morning cleaning up the yard that houses these amazing people. Between the raking of the leaves, the clearing out of the garden, and the planting of all sorts of berries, vegetables, and flowers, a lot of dirt got under our fingernails. But as the pastor of the church that we are staying at pointed out, the kneeling position we assume in gardening mirrors the position of prayer and we should embrace it! From there we went to Action Ministry where we assisted them in handing out bag lunches and pizza to those who do not know where their next meal is coming from. Following those amazing experiences of serving we went to the MLK center and spent the afternoon learning more about the civil rights leader. I think the biggest takeaway for me was that MLK was just a man, who like all of us had his own doubts and uncertainties, but during those times he turned to God in prayer! I cannot help but wonder that if we turn to God this week with all of our uncertainties and doubts, how many lives can be changed including our own? - Ann Bingham