A few days ago, I was blessed to help in a cooperative effort to serve the residents who live at Allenton Heights. It is a residential area managed by the Jackson Housing Authority. I was not “officially” representing CEF of Greater Jackson, but some of our committee members and friends helped in the event. Folks connected to the local Salvation army also helped. Some of the leadership of the housing authority were present and Councilman Johnny Dodd joined us as well.
We all came together to share spiritual encouragement, food, and fellowship. I would guess that we had around 60 residents to participate and enjoy the activities. We cooked chicken legs, burgers, and hot dogs. We had lots of bottled water and Icey pops to help everyone stay cool – it was a HOT day! Mrs. Banana from the Salvation Army provided a few games and activities for the children and several friends of CEF jumped in to help serve our guests when the food was ready for them to enjoy.
One unique opportunity that we provided was a “prayer tent” where anyone could drop by and request prayer for whatever need that was on their heart. This was not forced upon anyone. We were pleased that several people did take advantage of the prayer tent. I sincerely appreciate my Gathering Friends for helping provide this service to the Allenton Heights community.
It would be impossible to remember everyone who participated and assisted, but I do want to point out a few people who helped make this event possible by donating their time, talent, and / or sweat equity. I’m sure some of them would not wish to be recognized, but they deserve it nonetheless.
I’m posting a few photos below taken at the event. As a reminder, this was a public event in a public space. Thanks goes out to Ms. Jessica Bogle for taking the photos and making them available.