our community school
April 9, 2012
Only three blocks away from our home, Lowell is Nikki’s school. She is
having a great year in Mrs. Rowley’s fifth grade class. She has made
friends. She particularly enjoys creative writing projects, art and a
fun PE class. Here she is posing as Nellie Bly, journalist, in the
class “Wax Museum.”
We can walk to Jericho Road Church which meets on Sunday mornings at
Lowell. We have enjoyed getting to know the “Roadies” as members are
affectionately called and joining with them in ministry. Every Sunday
the school gym is transformed to accommodate about 200 on folding
chairs arranged in the round. The service includes great teaching,
flexible liturgy and contemporary music. Once a month we forgo the
worship service and get involved in community service. Projects
we have been involved in include helping paint a new home and move
house, putting on a barbecue in a low-income apartment block, cleaning
up community gardens, and putting together “welcome boxes” for World
Relief to give to new refugees. It is a way of emphasizing the value of
being the hands and feet of Jesus in our community.
As a church, Jericho Road desires to partner with Lowell School in
serving our community. Lynn has been involved in helping the Social
Worker distribute winter clothing to under-resourced families,
organizing Christmas gifts for children from these families and putting
on a Thanksgiving Day lunch for refugee kids so they know what our
custom is like. One area Lynn has been particularly involved in is a
monthly Kid’s Club for kids from refugee families. The idea is to
provide an extra opportunity for kids to practice English and
experience some things they may not have experienced.
Praise and Prayer
- Lynn had an excellent trip to PA for COSMOS and was able to visit many of you!
- Pray for TK to learn all he can and see how it is relevant to our work with the Kuy.
- We leave for Cambodia July 29! Pray for the remainder of our time at Jericho Road and Lowell School.
TK and Lynn Newhouse
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