Though I travel extensively throughout the globe and bringing the gospel of Christ to many exotic destinations, I wanted the first post I shared to be about the work that I am doing at home. For the past three years, God has allowed me to coordinate a large scale community outreach event through my home church, Celestial Praise Church of God. The outreach has grown into a collaborative event with the City of Springfield, MA, and various industries in the private and public sectors.
In the three years, we’ve managed to minister to many in our immediate community by freely providing unlimited meals, resources and activities for families/ children, school supplies, giveaways, but most importantly, hope and encouragement.
As you look through the pictures and articles highlighting this community outreach, I want to encourage you to start where you are. Create ministry opportunities and fill existing needs at home first. After all, the scriptures teach that when we don’t begin at home, we are like those who deny the faith and are worse than those who do not believe (1 Timothy 5:8). Where is Toni in this post? Toni is at home in Springfield, Ma, right in the heart of the city!