In my sermon on February 17 ("Jesus the Transformer"), I mentioned the idea of adopting a school. Just wanted you to know that wasn't an original idea. There are a number of parachurch organizations, such as Tony Evans' Urban Alternative and Buckner Baptist Benevolences, that have developed school adoption programs. I believe this could be the perfect way for Westbury to begin reaching out to our community in an ongoing local mission effort. I say begin because I think such a strategy will lead to other ideas as we get involved in the lives of kids in a nearby school.
Wednesday, March 5, Mission Houston will be holding a luncheon to discuss a program called Whole and Healthy Children...a school adoption plan. I plan to go, along with Brandon Webb, the staff leader of our Missions Committee. If any of you are interested in the luncheon, or in learning more about the program, here's a link:
I am excited about what God can do through us as we show Christ's love to families in our community. I'll let you know what I find out...