When ORT kicked off in spring of 2010 we had no idea what would happen, but had hope in our God to answer prayer and move mightily on behalf of those who love Him. ORT Inland Northwest supported the National Day of Prayer celebration at Spokane City Hall in 2010 and a progression of connections with the then Spokane City Mayor, Mary Verner, and continuing connection with current Spokane City Mayor Condon the Church of the INW are joining forces this summer in a region wide 'beautification' project (See note below). Currently there are 50 churches coming together to meet the needs of at risk students (Church, Government, Family, Education spheres) in our area.
We are joining for the first step Saturday August 11th. God is moving on behalf of those who love Him in our area and state. Thank you for all the updates, they are encouraging. Below is the note from our meeting a few weeks ago.
Just as a quick review. . .and to provide something in written form to pass along to other churches, here is the basic structure of the August 11 project.
The big goal: to serve our public schools and partner with them in meeting the needs of at-risk students. This will involve various forms of mentoring and tutoring; future communications will deal with this topic in more detail.
The first step: city-wide school “beautification“ project on Saturday, August 11. This is a simple, low-commitment way to involve large groups of people and make a visible difference; groups of volunteers from participating churches will perform simple activities such as raking, weeding, window washing, planting flowers, etc. to prepare for the opening of school in September. The goal is to match churches with a school or schools in their own neighborhood or with whom they already have a relationship.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ