Fruit that Lasts

The other night at our weekly outreach at T.B.Watkins, we had an unexpected surprise visit from an old friend, Demonta Bailey. Demonta grew up attending this very meeting starting at age 8. He played the same games, heard the same messages, and won the same prizes as we still have today. He shared some of his life story with the kids, how he got involved at Freedom Fire, got a scholarship to Kansas City Christian School, and with college almost done now, is serving in the US Army. He is an excellent example to our kids of a young man from their own neighborhood who now loves the Lord with all his heart.Alongside Demonta in the picture is another young man, Andre Harris. Andre grew up across the street at Wayne Miner and is now helping to lead the outreach each week. He is an energetic speaker who loves the kids. See the two of them up front leading the meeting while I stood in the back was a great moment. Fruit may take a long time to grow, but it sure is sweet when it gets here.demonta-and-andre2Demonta and Andre1