Here’s a turnabout for you: I am now a volunteer through the premier homeless ministry program for keeping people off the streets during cold weather.
(Yes, that is a big turnabout. No. I do not have answers for how or why that came about. Perhaps another time.)
But here is what sadly is the same: The call is out. Volunteers are needed. As the coordinator explained tonight at the orientation meeting, every church, every social group, and every social service organization in this town has been notified and volunteers requested. The desire is to raise 100 volunteers for the work. But only about 10 have answered the call.
This is a “Christian” town, is it not???
Where is the church? I even posted the news release on this blog. I forwarded it to Vandelia Church. They published it in the bulletin. These are two outlets I had influence on, and the coordinator is already known as a master of media management. So… if only 10 people have volunteered, I must ask Lubbock: Where’s The Church?
Anyone want to speculate?
(Yes. It is quite an irony to find myself aligned with the premier homeless ministry on this exact issue, but they have come to this point now too. So I am in support of the drive for volunteers with them. And I think it is the church that has gone M.I.A.)