For years now at Cross Point we’ve loved partnering with a super special organization in Nashville called Preston Taylor Ministries. Preston Taylor kids attend after school programs at three different sites where they receive tutoring, learn about faith in Jesus, and grow relationships with each other and the amazing leaders that pour into them week after week.
Statistics are not good for these inner city kids. The chance that they’ll get involved in gangs, drug and alcohol abuse, crime, and a slew of other destructive lifestyles is pretty high.
For many of them, the focused attention of Preston Taylor volunteers on a consistent basis is the most positive influential presence they will have over the course of their childhood. Now that is powerful.
Many of you have heard me talk about my lunch buddy Ledarius. We’ve been having lunch for years now and I can honestly say it’s one of the best investments of my time that I could ever make. We don’t even like read the Bible or do anything particularly spiritual, we just hang out. But over time God has formed a special bond between us that I pray will only get stronger over the years.
I’d like to challenge you today. If you live in the Nashville area, would you step up and invest in the life a PTM child who desperately needs to believe he/she is valued, loved and destined for greatness?
We need about 10 more lunch buddies and several after school tutors and I believe we can fill these slots today with your help in spreading the word or answering the call.
If you’d like to start volunteering with PTM shoot Ryan Bult our missions pastor an email at [email protected] and he’ll make it happen. Can’t wait to see what God is going to do here!!