Serve the City 2022
Serve the City 2022 was a huge blessing! We had the opportunity to provide a free basketball camp to over 225 kids in our city. We loved and enjoyed those kids and their families and shared the gospel with them every day. It was an encouraging sight to behold. We continue to pray that the gospel would go forth in our city and that the gospel seeds that were planted in these young hearts would take root and grow into salvation.
It was beautiful to see our church family on mission. It was encouraging to witness the love of our church for one another and the people of our community. We had so many volunteers step up to serve - to work extra hours behind the scenes, to bear the heat of the day on black asphalt, to stay late cleaning up, to take care of all the many logistics and grocery runs, and to simply be intentional to engage in gospel conversations. We had brothers and sisters dedicate time prepping to share the gospel with kids and to share their stories with our church family - each being intentional in how they might best point others to the good news of Jesus Christ. So many people using their unique gifts to love and serve and see the gospel proclaimed! We ate together, prayed together, praised together and played together. What a beautiful picture of the family of God treasuring Christ together. We have certainly missed this special week the past couple of years, and it was a joy to bring it back to our city this year.
Yet, I believe the reason Serve the City was so encouraging is because it was simply the church being the church, living out our identity as servant missionaries who love Jesus and one another. Yes, Serve the City magnifies this in our sight because it is such an intense week, but this is the identity our church always strives to live out. Of course, we are not perfect, but Serve the City was enheartening because I know for us this isn’t just once a year. This is who we are! This is the family of God that we get to be a part of every day of the year! What a privilege to live this life with you all - transformed by grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit. So, I believe I also speak on behalf of Tim and Wes when I say, “Thank you Kaleo Church! We love you! We are so thankful to call you our brothers and sisters in Christ. What a joy to live this Christian life together as a Christ treasuring family formed by the gospel and sent on mission!”
“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”