From the Prayer Wall:
"I pray for those who live in fear and search for truth."
"I pray for more safe spaces where people feel valued, loved, and empowered!"
"I pray to continue to learn and teach and be open to the new, the different, and even the scary."
"I pray that I can help make an impact, even if it is only a tiny one."
"I pray for the oppressed and the oppressor."
Ms. Jackson at St. Simon the Cyrenian, seeing two missioners carrying a bookshelf:
"Women are so strong! So strong!"
Sophie, age 15:
"The people we've met have been so kind. It's a reminder to us that we're all human."
Laura, age 16, holding the t-shirts from Heeding God's Call memorial to those lost to gun violence:
"Wow, it's very sobering to hold these."
On learning about the history of the Church and the Civil Rights Movement:
"I was so moved by the beautiful murals at the Church of the Advocate that said so much while saying nothing at all."
From Missional Moments:
"Today at Face-to-Face, I got to make and witness so many new connections. This was quite literally the best day of my life. I didn't even have to leave the kitchen to feel a huge amount of love and care. Everyone really cares about this community; it was so genuine and warm."
"Today at our service site, one of the women who is a regular volunteer was kind of intense, but I could tell it was because she cares so much about the program and the people she was serving."
"I experience missional living when I watch our youth give so much of themselves to others."
"I experience missional living when I watch the goodness of the community right in front of my eyes."
Look out for more Missional Moments posts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month!