Before my total knee replacement surgery, God gave Jacob and myself a vision to put on a charity dinner at my local pub, Centre Court. The vision was to gather together different groups of people, friends from Centrepoint Church, Mosaic Edinburgh, Destiny Church, Ironmen & friends from the pub in which I had developed relationships. We wanted to bring together these two different communities (Believers & Not-yet believers) for this one evening. The common goal was to raise money and awareness for an orphanage in Kenya that is located on the Aids Highway. The majority of the children at the orphanage are HIV positive. It was started by some folks from Village Church, Dallas, Texas, & are associated with Lost Orphans International. You can check them out at http://www.naomisvillage.com.
The theme was Tex Mex, and the pub allowed Jacob and I to come in and use their kitchen for preparations and the cooking of a Tex Mex Trio, all homemade from scratch (cheese enchilada, crunchy turkey taco & smoked chicken fajita). For dessert, we served a Dr. Pepper brownie, with a Green & Blacks chocolate dark ale sauce & whipped cream.
We served 38 people and could not have done the evening without Debbie, Joshua, Hannah and Jacob. Everyone contributed from cooking, hosting, serving, & clean up. And Hannah, painted an amazing painting that was raffled off in the evenings raffle.
The evening was a huge success thanks to my amazing family and friends. The communities mingled with each other, and many of my friends from the pub asked more questions. We were able to show the love of Christ in a practical way. And, one of my highlights, in addition to doing this with the family was my friend Davey from the pub, volunteered to help Jacob and I in the kitchen both in the preparations and the cooking for the two afternoons and on the evening.
We are always seeking more opportunities to partner with other ministries as we together seek to build God’s Kingdom. If you would like to partner with us, please email Kent at: firstname.lastname@example.org.