Yesterday I shared some short testimonies and stats from this past Saturday’s free medical clinic about Sojourn Midtown. These are by no means the only testimonies, nor are the stats “the whole story.” Here are a few other ways that Christ is using you, the members of Sojourn, to transform lives by the power of the gospel:
As I wrote last week, the south end Louisville community groups threw a big block party. While there, a family heard about the Medical Clinic. This family has no transportation but wanted to attend the clinic, so Sojourners picked them up. While at the clinic, they heard about the St. Vincent’s launch. Sojourners brought them to the Sunday Service. Now, the woman of the family wants to be baptized.
Meanwhile, a South Louisville community group has gone from 8 to 20 in attendance since that same block party. Group members are now bringing new families from the south end to Sunday services.
A woman came to the medical clinic with bruises all over her face. One of our volunteer advocates assured her this is a safe place. We found out the lady is in an abusive relationship, and had been assaulted the night before. A Sojourner took the woman home for the night.
A family who had never been to Sojourn wanted to attend the medical clinic, but they had no transportation. We found out where the family lives, then contacted the nearest community group coach. The coach arranged transportation through a community group member who lives a few blocks from their house. Not only did the family come to the clinic, but they came to our Sojourn Gathered service the next day.
These are just a few examples of all that God is doing through the Sojourn community. Let’s pray for more stories like this, and more willingness on all are parts to share the hope of the gospel throughout Shelby Park and Germantown, South Louisville, J-Town, New Albany, the East end and wherever God opens doors.