“These people have always been very loving and gracious…. They love one another, they love people, they love to minister, they love to reach out.”
Edwards said they’ve kept the same purpose — to reach the people nobody else is reaching.
“It’s messy when you reach people who are broken … but that’s where we want to be.”
Many have been hurt in life.
“There’s so much healing that has taken place. And that has made them so very gracious.”
Edwards said the church tries to reach out, like with their hunger ministry that was redesigned after the Discover! process.
“That was an eye-opener on so many levels…. We know our community because we’re out in the community. What we didn’t know, and were totally shocked by, was the level of hunger in Hewitt,” he said.
In the past couple of years they’ve gotten involved in “Hunger Free MISD,” hunger initiatives at Castleman Creek, etc. They also found a lot of homeless people in the ISD.
“We learned that the City of Hewitt, particularly the library, was kind of the meeting place for those things…. So we began a really intensive effort.”
He asked for prayer “not only that we would be faithful to what God has called us to do, but that we would continue to reach the people nobody else is reaching.”