Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 02:19 PM
Through the amazing generosity of a handful of donors, we have had an incredible matching funds opportunity this month: if we raise $30,000, another $30,000 in matching funds will open up, making for a total of $60,000!
The response we’ve received has been tremendous – right now we only have another $3,500 to go to reach our goal!
We’re so excited about how $60,000 could help us better serve our community and enable us to help the kids, teens, adults, and families we serve to flourish and live into their potential.
With $60,000 we could…
• Continue providing quality programming to our elementary and middle school students
• Increase our hours and the services offered at the Family Center
• See the Clean Green Team expand and become more self-sufficient
• Match every child on our waiting list with a committed and caring Christian mentor
• Continue hiring teens from the community to intern with us and gain valuable work experience
• Expand our programming into new locations to serve a greater number of kids
So many hopeful and exciting things are happening through Little Lights!
As we enter our final push to reach $60,000, would you consider helping us by making a donation today?
Thanks to each of you who have faithfully supported Little Lights – we couldn’t do this without you!
Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 02:39 PM
Interested in reading about all of the wonderful things that happened through Little Lights in 2012? Then check out the digital copy of our 2012 Annual Report.
It’s full of stories, statistics, photos, and other information to keep you informed about what Little Lights has been up to this past year. We are proud and thankful of all that was accomplished in 2012, and look forward to an even better 2013!
Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 11:50 AM
On Easter Sunday, the congregation at Redemption Hill Church in Washington DC celebrated Christ’s resurrection by holding a baptismal service and welcoming new believers into the body of Christ. One of those baptized was Trevon, a 4th grader from our programs, who is being mentored by a member of the church, Dana Summons.
Trevon has been attending church with Dana for some time now and Dana has watched as he’s gone from idly doodling during the service to now writing down notes on the sermon. It was while Dana was talking to Trevon and some of his friends at Potomac Gardens about the previous Sunday’s sermon notes that Trevon told him he wanted to be baptized.
Dana explained in detail what baptism means to make sure Trevon understood what the ceremony represents. When Dana started mentoring Trevon he wasn’t sure Trevon understood who Jesus is and what He has done for us, but now Trevon has articulated the gospel and has told Dana that he loves Jesus and wants to build his relationship with Him. And so Trevon was baptized!
All of us at Little Lights rejoice with Trevon and look forward to witnessing the Lord work in his life. Dana shared with us his hopes for Trevon’s future, and puts into words the sentiments of everyone at Little Lights: I hope that Trevon doesn’t lose hope or faith because of his current environment and circumstances. He’s a remarkable boy who loves his family dearly and loves and fears God. I pray that as he matures his relationship with the Lord will grow stronger each year. Ultimately, I hope to see Trevon as a successful mentor when he becomes an adult.
Posted by Little Lights Urban Ministries at 01:30 PM
We are thrilled to share that this month another two students have been assigned mentors! Since we know how significant it is when a caring adult invests in a child’s life, every time another of our students is matched with a mentor we get excited.
And, we’re also excited about the beginning of an adult-to-adult mentoring program we are starting, with Lawrence and Bob as our first pair! Lawrence is a member of the Clean Green Team and we are excited about how he will continue to grow and flourish, both personally and professionally, with Bob walking alongside him.