Day 10 - Hope for Beechwood

Today's local partner ministry is 441 Ministries.

The heart of 441 Ministries Beechwood is the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ as it comes to bear on our broken lives and the broken relationships and places in which we find ourselves. Their focus is specific: the Beechwood neighborhood of Rochester. Through the practice of re-neighboring they have answered the call of God to love and serve that community and to be the hands and feet of Jesus and walk alongside their neighbors, that they too may discover that hope. Whether through various children's programs, teen mentoring, community meals, health and wellness initiatives, men's and women's bible studies, or economic development, their mission is to see their neighborhood flourish spiritually, emotionally, and economically as the gospel impacts the lives of our neighbors.

If you get a chance, go check out New City Cafe, which provides jobs and a community space for the Beechwood neighborhood (and they have GREAT coffee).

Today, would you please pray...

  • for their neighbor "R" and his family for salvation and deliverance from addiction.
  • for the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority's "Reimagine RTS" program. Pray that it would create much more efficient and user-friendly bus routes enabling their neighbors to get about more easily.
  • for discernment and vision for their leadership as to the best ways of engaging their neighbors for the sake of the gospel.
  • for adequate funding to sustain and hopefully expand their programs, as well as additional board members with the talents and expertise to carry 441's ministry into the future.

Thanks for praying!