For awhile now, I've been trying to figure out what I could do ministry-wise to get involved in my community. Having worked fulltime all my life, this is really the first time I've had the extra time to devote to something like this and I'm happy to say that God has opened a door for me to get involved. My friend, Debbie, told me about The Lovelady Center, a faith-based ministry that helps women coming out of prison, as well as domestic abuse, homeless women, and drug addicts. The gospel is shared with them and many of them have come to know Christ as a result and they are seeing many changed lives in the 4 short years that they've been open.
I had 13 ladies at the first class and expect a few more next time. We are also going to sponsor a table for the women's Christmas party. We'll be decorating the table, providing the food and also giving each lady a special gift. I've got some ladies in my Bible study group who I hope will help me with my table and we will look forward to pampering these ladies for an evening. If you've ever thought about getting involved in a center like this, take a look around your city and see what is out there. You have to actively look for it, it's not going to just jump in your lap. I think this might be one of the most rewarding things I've ever gotten involved in. I'll keep you posted on it all.