|The youth leading worship at Promiseland|
There were lots of things about Wesley that were a little misleading to the naked eye. They had a wonderful children's Sunday School program called Promiseland that was a little over a year old when I arrived. The staff and the church were exceedingly proud of it. But in truth, Promiseland had been brought to WMUMC, organized and to a great extent financed by one amazing couple- George and Jennifer Woods. They had recruited great teachers and other helpers, but it would have never have happened without them. Another ministry the church was very proud of was called Naomi's Daughters, a weekly meal and program for single mothers. Again, this was a marvelous outreach and ministry- but the vision for it came from a group of women who did it without any help from the church. The church provide space and helped provide meals on occasion, but the ministry itself was not a ministry of WMUMC. It should have been a warning when 2 of the best ministries of the church actually received very little financial support from budget- but we had our Ego Goggles on.
|Construction of the FLC|
Because of Jesus,