Reflections on Faith and Community

Dear friends,

In this blog, you will find weekly reflections on life and faith. My hope is that, in some way, they will prove helpful to you in your daily living. May God bless you on the spiritual journey.

Andrew S. Odom
Pastor

04/17/2017 6:31 PM

Hospitality

04/17/2017 6:31 PM
04/17/2017 6:31 PM
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. (Matthew 25:35)
 
 
 
For the second year now, Canyon Creek has welcomed refugee families from Gateway of Grace along with all our guests from the area around the church. I am so proud of this event for many reasons, the main one being that it, to me, encapsulates what Christian hospitality can look like when a safe space is provided for people to gather. It was fun and relaxing and filled with laughter. It was brimming with new life. Here is what The Rev. Samira Page, Director of Gateway, posted on her Facebook page:
                                                
“This was Gateway of Grace's largest event yet. Easter Egg Hunt for Refugees was a great success. The event was hosted by our great partner church, Canyon Creek Presbyterian, with volunteers and partners from 18 churches across denominations as far as east Texas. We provided transportation for close to 250 refugees, while others came on their own. For many, this was the first Easter in the U.S. It was a great day. Refugees were introduced to Bingo and loved it. Children really enjoyed the egg hunt, the bounce houses, slides, and several other activities. We shared the Gospel and the message of Easter with our refugee friends. Thank you everybody for your love and support. Thank you Canyon Creek! Grateful for amazing friends and partners in ministry.”
 
Way to go Canyon Creek!

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