Thank you for your wave of generosity towards us! Your prayers, support, and gifts have cheered us in these trying times. As you know, we have been working harder than ever to love Kensington during the pandemic. We are trying to balance the sacrificial love this moment requires with self-care. We know many of you are trying to strike that balance, too.
Strangely, we’re seeing this crisis galvanize the church and create some windows of lasting opportunity. We have seen churches and organizations across the city band together. I participated in one virtual meeting where 15 faith leaders and organizational leaders from Philadelphia met in the late evening together. They were crafting plans to help each other and their communities.
As other agencies in Philadelphia have had to close their doors, we received some extra resources to distribute. We are grateful to have opened our food distribution for a second day – doubling the families we’re able to serve. Our neighbors, teammates, and friends have been working tirelessly to make this possible. Their commitment to their literal and spiritual neighbors inspires me every day.
Through it all, we’re fighting to remain present, consistent, and responsive. In truth, our neighborhood is vulnerable physically and economically. But I feel so hopeful, because in spite of these barriers, Jesus is alive and moving. I see him in our churches, our partners, our team, and our neighbors. I see him in people like you loving us and loving your neighbor.
Thank you for being on this journey with us. Every gift you give is going farther than you can imagine.