An Amen to Advent

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of all the ways you can support South Street Ministries at year’s end. Today, though, I want to close out our Advent-ageous Giving Campaign with some words of gratitude and encouragement.
Many folks know the story of South Street Ministries’ founding: The Crabbs family made a faithful move from West Akron to Summit Lake more than 20 years ago. Today, the growing Crabbs family has well exceeded its 20-year commitment to the people and places of Summit Lake. In fact, Duane and Lisa still call the Summit Lake neighborhood their home!

This longevity in ministry would’ve been impossible without the faithful, generous support many ministry partners over the years.  Every prayer, every donation, and every minute volunteered has been a priceless investment into the stuff and people of South Street Ministries. These are kingdom investments! Beyond literally giving to programs, supporters and champions over the years have unknowingly encouraged South Street Ministries with their gifts. Seeing folks believe in the mission of South Street alongside its staff and volunteers is such a wonderful gift of encouragement.

These are kingdom investments!

Candidly, I pray you’ve been encouraged to push a little harder with your generosity. It’s a fact that your financial gifts are so needed in this season, but your partnership beyond Christmas is needed, too. Since you’ve come this far, why not connect to us throughout the year? We need help in each program, and behind the scenes with administration.

If you’ve never had breakfast the Front Porch, laughed with a child in program, or prayed with one of our neighbors, we invite you to make that happen in 2019

This personal invitation is an important one. Staff reflect Christ’s mind in my opinion, as they believe Jesus’ salvation is transformative now and forever. Your gifts reflect that faith and sentiment, too. If you’ve invested in South Street Ministries we thank you for your hope in our mission, and the support to make our mission a reality! Although, If you’ve never had breakfast the Front Porch, laughed with a child in program, or prayed with one of our neighbors, we invite you to make that happen in 2019 and beyond. You are just the type of person we want to partner with beyond the holiday season.

Blessings and peace to you in the new year!

 

Erin & the entire SSM team

Author: Erin

Erin stepped into South Street through the Cafe and by moving in as a neighbor into the Summit Lake community. Erin has serves as development director of the organization and knitting enthusiast locally.

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