Greetings Brothers & Sisters:
by Lisa Johanon
Writing a monthly prayer letter is not a new practice, but one that had fallen by the wayside as we grew and morphed into who we are today. We hope you will enjoy more frequent communication with CDC and hopefully it will give you more to pray for and a greater understanding of who CDC is and what we do.
Our first such letter is filled with great need as we launch into our summer programs with great gusto. We have already hosted 7 volunteer groups who have served faithfully and diligently in our gardens, at the warehouse, passing out flyers, doing demo work at the new headquarters, cleaning up our parks, and painting the homes of seniors, but this past week we launched our day camp and teen employment program too. So much to pray for: the safety of the children and the volunteers and the vehicles as they drive the streets and pick up each child; the strength and endurance of the staff; the new relationships with parents and kids who are new to our program; program execution and the clear presentation of the gospel; the ever important unity between staff and volunteers and summer staff and teen employees. Russell, our children’s director thought the first day went quite well, “We only had one kid get on the wrong bus!”
Besides day camp and teen employment, both huge programs, we are, of course, gutting the new global world headquarters (have filled 15 dumpsters so far), building out a laundromat called Fit & Fold, and creating exercise pods for people in the community to utilize in an effort to get physically fit in an affordable manner. Please pray that each of these endeavors bring God great glory and pray also that they serve the community well.
We Got a Building
1550 Taylor Street, the former Tried Stone Baptist Church will become the new headquarters for CDC. It is a 30,000 square foot building with the amenities we need for our ministry. Lots of work to be done. Pray that we are able to raise the money needed for the renovation.
Summer is officially here and kids are everywhere! Day camp launched on June 22nd and we are in high gear. Thank you for your prayer and financial support.