jay’s journal

23rd Anniversary

Today, July 31st is the 23rd anniversary of my family moving to Indianapolis to join the work at Shepherd Community Center. We have fallen in love with our neighbors.

It has been our privilege to serve with our neIghbors to make the Near-Eastside a better place to live, work, and worship. We have been changed by those who served us and ministered to us.

We cherish these special years.

Thanks to all who’ve been part of our story these last 23 years.

God bless

The Heat is On

So the “heat is on,” as the song says. It seems as if there was no spring. Yet, for our neighborhood, this is a life and death situation. Stuck in an apartment with no air movement.

The local EMS have been busy transporting folks with breathing issues.As someone who struggles with asthma, this heat makes you feel as if someone sitting on your chest.
Our police officer and paramedic team are delivering fans to the home of those who need help.

You can be a part of this effort. Would you consider donating a fan to help our neighbors beat the heat?

Fans can be dropped off, or shipped to our address from online stores.

Donations can also be made, with “fans” in the memo. Please help us beat the heat.

Poverty is about access.

Here in Indianapolis we have plenty of food. But….we have hungry people.
We have lots of hospitals….but kids go without healthcare.
Indianapolis has lots of great schools and dedicated teachers…but illiteracy is a huge challenge.
So what is the problem?
Here in Indianapolis is not a lack of resource, but a lack of access.
So the question is …how do we create access?
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4107 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Phone: 317.375.0203
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