Greetings Boston Project Family and Friends,
The most exciting season for The Boston Project is quickly coming! Did you know that our work with children, teens, and families, triples in size during the summer? Right now we are interviewing teenagers for jobs, registering children for the Elmhurst Park program, developing Bible curriculum, and planning hands-on neighborhood beautification and art projects. Through it all, we want our neighbors to personally experience God’s shalom.
You have made this summer ministry possible for many years. THANK YOU! Last year, 117 individuals and three churches partnered with us to raise $39,550 through this annual campaign. We truly need your help this year more than ever. We invite you, especially, to partner with us so we can share the Great News and Love of Jesus with others.
Together we can have our largest summer outreach yet. Come visit us on any summer day and you will see dozens of kids at the Elmhurst Park exploring their faith, fitness, and fine arts. You will witness middle school students painting a bench featuring the life of Mother Teresa or Nelson Mandela, and teenagers planting trees, conducting neighborhood surveys, and teaching bike safety. At night you might watch a Gospel concert at Family Fun Night in the park. Can you picture God’s shalom in our neighborhood?
This year, we are also re-launching the Summer Missions Program for church youth groups; these students are also exploring the theme of “God’s Shalom in My Neighborhood.” Each week, teams of teenagers will join us for a cross-cultural service and learning experience. Students will leave impacted by God, having had a taste of city life and ministry, and charged to now make a difference in their own community. (We still have space for teams or families from July 30- August 4 and August 6-11.)
Will you be one of the individuals or churches that invest in spreading the love with us? We must raise $40,000 by August 1, 2017.
It’s easy to donate online today. We can’t wait to hear from you!
With love and care,
Paul & Glenna Malkemes
for The Boston Project’s family and neighbors