I've been so busy the past couple of days I've not had time to sit down and blog, well our meeting with the city guy didn't go so well, but he showed up to Metro Kidz on Wednesday night and was extremely impressed with what he saw happening there. So that was encouraging, also Wednesday evening we had Lottie and Gwen from Build back again, and they observed what was happening with the teens upstairs and then gave them a few words of encouragement.
I spent Thursday most of the day in Towson Matt Stevens of Chain Reaction, Baltimore invited me to a lunch for Youth Workers, sponsored by Embrace Baltimore and Chain Reaction, it was so encouraging to meet other local Youth Workers. Jeremy Del Rio (Jeremydelrio.com) spoke and I felt so encouraged when I listened to him speak. Afterwards I got to spend some time picking the brains of Jeremy, Matt and Brian C. I learned several things from this day one of them is that networking is the key. It's so important to network and use the resources that others can lead you too. Yesterday was so encouraging for me, because I got the pick the brains of amazing leaders and men of God.
Today I submitted letters for Turkeys for our thanksgiving feast, and then attended a meeting with Tanya Featherstone of Just for Youth, inc. based out of Baltimore, she allowed us to sit for an hour and pick her brain and really learn about her experiences. It was encouraging to meet with her as well, because she is truly about relationships and partnerships and working together for the Youth of Baltimore City. Her passion is science and she pretty much has a science lab on wheels, I wish I were a kid so I could experience more of what she has to offer.
I truly feel like positive things are happening for us, there were at least 80-85 kids again this week for Metro Kidz, what an amazing experience! I am so happy that the kids know there is a safe place for them.
I've picked my TLT and we should be meeting sometime within this next week or so, to start picking their brains and finding out their true leadership skills.
Things you can be praying for:
Continued Finances, so I can continue to work only two days a week and be okay financially, God has truly blessed me the past couple of weeks and I hoping it continues that way.
For continued relationships, I've made some amazing connections both in and out of the neightborhood and want God to continue to guide me in the process of maintaining these and making new ones.
For the volunteers God has sent already and the ones he has not yet sent.