But yesterday something amazing happened.
In the middle of North Raleigh, a somewhat rich area with fancy homes and good ol' Southerners whose family names can easily be traced into the history books of the United States, we came across a small apartment complex.
It was bustling with activity. A few women with burkas walking past a garden. A group of men who had come from Mexico to find a better life. A Nepali family that happily invited me into their humble home. An elderly gentleman from Somalia who explained the personal demons he faces from his own country. Kids of all colors kicking a soccer ball in the parking lot. People greeting one another with "Hello!" "Hola!" "Konnichiwa!" (And a few other phrases that I didn't recognize.)These people were very different from what I had come to know and expect from North Raleigh.
But then again...they are quite the same.
Each one of them is a sinner. Just like me.
Each one of them has a Savior. Just like you,
Each one of them needs to hear the Gospel. Just like the rest of North Raleigh!
How neat to watch a group of teens from Minnesota travel to North Carolina to tell a family from Nepal about the one person who is global.
The One God.
"Go and make disciples of all nations!" How neat to be able to do that by "going" only a few blocks away!
I hope you'll get a chance to join us for church this Sunday. Ask these teens about some of the people they have encountered this week. Their excitement, energy, and love for Jesus is infectious! Please join us in church and say Thank You to them for their invaluable work of spreading the Gospel.