I was going to write about Labor Day happenings but I can do that another day. I received word late last night of a tragedy in Fayetteville, North Carolina. We are going to hold City Reach there October 14-21 at the invitation of Pastor Lavern Hayden and other Pastors and churches.
These churches work together several times a week ministering on the streets to the people of their city. They obviously have a burden for the lost and hurting and have been actively striving to be the hands and feet of Christ. We are honored that they believe that City Reach can be a small part of their overall ministry thrust there.
One of the men that is instrumental in helping them work with the homeless and addicts and other disadvantaged folks is Mike Mansfield. He is a local business man that was gloriously saved many years ago from a very hard and sinful life. He has dedicated the last several years to reaching people that are just as lost as he was.
Mike was murdered over the weekend and it has left the community in shock. I was not acquainted with Mike Mansfield. In fact I have never personally met any of the folks from Fayetteville, but my heart is broken for them. It is almost unbelievable. They need God's help.
Help me pray for the community of Fayetteville, the churches, the Pastors and all the folks Mike was actively helping on a weekly basis. This a a huge blow to all of them. I do not know how long the link will stay active but this is a link to the local news story.
God bless you and thank you for reading.