Friday, September 25, 2009

Short-term Trips, Year-round Presence

Because CSM is here year-round, when our ministry partners have a need, they
know they can pick up the phone and call us for help. Recently, Uptown Baptist Soup Kitchen had a volunteer group cancel on them same-day. Their volunteer coordinator called us right away to see if one of our groups could help out. After rearranging some schedules, we were able to send a CSM group to volunteer for dinner that evening. A few days later, we received the following note from the volunteer coordinator:
“Thanks for sending John and his group from Michigan at the last minute this past Monday! God really used you and this team to bless us. At 3pm, one team of 8 volunteers called and said they had to cancel. Then, as I was talking to the Michigan team you sent, my other group of 7 came in, but there were only 2 of the 7! I felt like God had everything in control, and he used you all to bring the blessing to us.”
It’s at times like this and through notes like this one that we realize how much our ministry partners trust us and what a difference our groups make to them. We personally live in the city and serve here in order to best maintain relationships with ministries like Uptown Baptist. Thank you for your continued support that allows us to be a part of both
short-term and long-term change in Chicago!
-Tim & Kelly Reed, CSM Chicago Co-City Directors

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