James 2:18 says "But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds. Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds".
You may already know, Chris and I lead a small group Bible study in our home with several friends. Out of that an idea was born. Not only did we want to study God's word, we wanted to live it. We (our group) have begun a non- profit organization called Screaming Life Ministries. Our mission is this: Screaming Life is a group of Christians who believe that everyone has been blessed with talent and together we can give back to our community in BIG ways! Screaming Life was created to share our lives with other Christians, engage in our community and most importantly, share God’s Word. Be prepared for amazing events and fellowships, in hopes to provide to those in need, who may be your neighbor!
We have planned our first event for Saturday September 10 and it is a benefit concert for the family of Forest Jones. You can read about this tragedy here. Forest's family incurred a lot of medical bills followed by funeral expenses with no insurance to offset the costs. My heart breaks for the family and friends.
Here's the awesome thing... We had been wanting to move into action, but none of us really jumped on it; until one of our members, a 15 year old girl, said "We need to do something for this family". That was all it took and within days we were on the move. This to me says, never underestimate yourself or the impact you can have on people. Most people probably discredit teens as flighty, self centered or uncaring. But 1 Timothy 4:12 says "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young". This young lady is living proof that no matter your age, you can make a difference.
You can see the event page here and keep track of our progress. This is such an amazing opportunity to help our fellow man and really show the community what it means to be a Christ follower. I am humbled and honored to be able to serve the Lord in this way. Please pray for our ministry as we are in the baby stages of learning what it means to be a non profit organization. There is a lot of paperwork to be done regarding taxes, bank accounts and the list goes on and on.
If you've read this far, thank you! I'll update here on the blog as the event gets closer and once it happens, you can expect a pic heavy post LOL! Love you all, and thanks for reading :D