IMAGINE a city where 62% of the children live below poverty, where 40% of the houses are abandoned—where life for many is one big dumpster burn. Then imagine that some of these people in this urban setting (80%) hope for things we take for granted. They hope for a warm home, a roof over their head, health care, transportation, food and safe drinking water.
Such a place exists. It originated on Flint’s east side where the Lutheran Church (LCMS) first planted Franklin Avenue Mission (FAM) to serve the poor, hungry and homeless. God’s Holy Spirit IGNITED the missional servants of FAM to be the hands, the feet, the face and the voice of Jesus Christ to the poor ones—to be a boots-on-ground church. This mission has now grown into additional ministries which combined are now known as FLINT MISSION NETWORK. It’s ministries include Franklin Avenue Mission, York Avenue Mission, Mercy House & The Luke Clinic.
Visit the FLINT MISSION NETWORK for more information.
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8