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I can't believe it's really here. We've planning for the Convoy of Hope for months and last night was our planning meeting before the big day. This photo was taken by head of the committee, Kelly Harrison. Times are tough and poverty is something that isn't happening just to the people we classify as "poor" in our city - it's happening to people we would have classified as "rich" as well. My own father lost his job two months ago and I praise God that my parents are doing all right. Tomorrow we'll spending the day at a park in Baltimore City serving our fellow Baltimoreans. This is simply a day for us to serve our community.

We'll be giving groceries, hair cuts, health screenings, clothes, and family portraits. Plus we'll have an area for the kids to play and adults to get resumes written and on the spot job hiring. Football players and hometown guys Tommy Polley (New Orleans Saints), Tony Covington (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), and Keion Carpenter (Atlanta Falcons) are going to be dropping in to meet and encourage people. Local television, newspapers, the mayor, and major organizations are all contributing. It's going to be an awesome day! Most importantly, our goal is simply to love people and serve them and give them some hope. As you can imagine, an event of this magnitude requires major people power. Over 1000 people have volunteered and we're expecting to serve 10,000. Tonight is the volunteer rally where we'll have a chance to come together as a group, get last minute instructions, and pray over this event. I am so excited to see how God is going to use this day to shower His love on this city!

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KrisG said... @ June 5, 2009 at 3:29 PM

God bless you and all in involved!!!! Care to come to the Chicago area (just kidding). What a wonderful thing to do!

Christin said... @ June 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

Oh what a great thing to be a part of!!!
God bless you and everyone taking time out of their lives to serve others. That is the way God intended us to be with one another.

Pastor Jeff Arp said... @ July 23, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Hi! I am the Lead Coordinator for the Bay Area Convoy of Hope to be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Thanks for serving! I was wondering how your event was and if you have any words of wisdom or insight for our Photography team?

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