We have been discussing as a church how to get out into the community to reach the lost. At this point we have identified organizations to work with and give too. We've been collecting items that these organizations identified as needing. Water, food, clothes, diapers . . . . Some of what they needed has been bigger - regular work. People to strip floors, put out newsletters, cook, counsel. We already had church members involved in many of these organizations. We had worked at the homeless shelter serving. Several of my friends have been working with the Street school. The class we are service members in already works with the unwed pregnancy center. So what we are doing is stretching those boundaries. Getting more involved in more and different areas. Letting people know of ministry opportunities they may not have known of before. I know we got the idea from somewhere. We may have put our special "tweak" on it, but I know it's not unique. I've wanted to mention it before, but I've been hesitant to mention it. But this seemed like a good time because we are entering 21 days of prayer for this ministry. Today is day 1. Ready for genuine friendship. Titus 3:1-2, 14 . . . to be ready for every good deed, to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men . . . Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful. So that's my personal prayer today (ok, not just for today, but starting today) - that I engage in good deeds so that I can meet pressing needs. Now, I'm wondering what other churches do to to break out of the walls to reach out into the community.