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Monday, December 18, 2006

Monday Mission Moment: Legacy and Community Building

There is a famous line in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar spoken by Mark Anthony during his eulogy for his assassinated friend: "The evil men do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their bones." Today's first Monday Mission project contradicts that saying. It is the story of how the Thanksgiving charity program at Wilmette Community Church continues after the deaths of the two men who led the program because their children have chosen to carry on their good work. Thanks to Tripp, who sent us this inspiring story about the continuation of this legacy of mission and service at his church.

Our second December mission story is sent to us by Pam Ostrander. Every inner city neighborhood has derelict buildings that are often havens for drug addicts and criminals, creating more chaos and insecurity for the residents of the area. The Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA have created an inner city Art House for at-risk children from just such a building. You can check out this innovative project on their website.

We need your suggestions for Monday Mission Moment. This feature appears the third Monday of each month. Email your nominations to the Monday Mission Moment -- the link is on the sidebar.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you to you two for sharing these wonderful mission moments. That is so wonderful that they children have continued on their parents mission work.

    And thanks Pam, what city doesn't have this problem. What a creative answer. God bless their work.

    And why aren't more people responding to the mission moment? Or adding an affirmation or something positive?


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