The Christmas season does indeed bring out a very special spirit from many people – especially from those of the Household of Faith. On Wednesday evening of this week, the family of believers who are Englewood Baptist Church poured out a lot of love on the families who are engaged by Mission Jackson. There is a photo gallery below that shows a few pictures from the event that we call “Agape Feast.”
I was blessed to take part in this event and witness how members of my church cheerfully stepped up to serve many families who typically may not experience Christian love in this way. Englewood folks, you did an awesome job! I will not get into all of the specifics here, but implementing this event took many many man-hours, lots of donations (time & otherwise), dedication by our Mission Jackson volunteers, and a fervent commitment to the community. It was such a blessing to look out over the crowd and see people from many different segments of Jackson, Tennessee. At the table where Dawn and I sat, we had white folks, black folks, and Hispanic folks – all smiling and enjoying the evening together.
The event featured a banquet of good food for the adults and a special set of activities for the children and older students, who met in a separate location. We had music and singing, the giving of gifts, and a Gospel presentation by our pastor, Jordan Easley. Jordan did a good job of telling the story of Jesus – clearly and concisely. The most important thing that happened this night was the fact that some in attendance called on Jesus as their Savior! How awesome s that?!?
Now, to wrap this up, there are many people who helped to present this special event. However, with any ministry, there is someone who is ultimately responsible for implementing the vision. With Mission Jackson and our local outreach efforts, that person is Robert McBroom. Robert, thank you for shepherding this ministry. Great job!