July 25-28, students from Grace Community Church of Huber Heights served at Urban Hope Philadelphia. The group did homeless ministry, prayer walks, installed smoke detectors in homes, attended Urban Hope Community Church, and did work projects.
Here are some comments:
“I was scared coming here because I felt unsafe and unfamiliar with the community and I honestly came in with a lot of assumptions. I got more comfortable the longer I was here, praise God. Even though I was definitely being pulled out of my comfort zone I tried new things and saw some things that I never imagined would actually be real and it was actually very traumatic and bothersome for me in a lot of ways. But through all of it God taught me how to be more bold even when I’m out of my comfort zone and how to love others intentionally through the discomfort and see that God created them beautiful even if they are in fact broken.”
“What God did was break my heart. To love people who are hurting is what Christ would do and if I want to be like Him I need to go and reach out.”
Visit urbanhope.net/philly to find out how you can bring a group to Urban Hope Philadelphia.