Saturday, July 05, 2008

Montcalm Teen Center

My eyes are dry and my heart is broken. I am crying out to humanity in this little village, no burg, that I have been placed in. There are five freaking churches and two or three benevolent societies here! I can't get a volunteer to give 3 hours every two months to just show up and be there for a small group of teens to let them know that there is someone in town that feels they have value. I've been opening it myself without the second volunteer simply because I'm not going to turn away kids at the door. Where are the hearts for these kids? Single parent homes, foster homes...thats where these kids come from and for the love of God, great God almighty, they need to know that our community loves them and supports them and wants them to seek to be a force for good and redemption and love in this community and all I get are excuses! EXCUSES! How many dates do you have to take with your wife? How tired are you really after that rummage sale you had? Why did you ever sign up? Why do you sit on the board when you can't spend even one hour at the teen center? You are retired! You are empty nesters! Your kid is THERE!



Most of the time I give people the benefit of the doubt, you've got a judge and you don't need me to replicate that but I am CRYING OUT TO THE PEOPLE OF CARSON CITY MICHIGAN TO TELL THEM IF YOU DON'T LOVE THESE KIDS THEY ARE GOING TO BE THE ONE THAT STEALS YOUR CAR OR INVADES YOUR HOME OR DRIVES DRUNK THROUGH YOUR YARD AND INTO YOUR CHILD'S BEDROOM! YES, THEY ARE THE ONES THAT OUR SOCIETY WARNS US ABOUT!

With that said, I can't figure it out. I really enjoy being with these kids and it grows me and helps me be a better human being. Why the heck are not people knocking down the door to be volunteers?

2 comments:

April said...

Thanks for your willingness with the kids. Your passion shows, all of the kids, whether be inner city or Carson city, need people, a community, to care about them. It will make or break them. Stay strong and encouraged, God is using you with them. They know.

mike said...

Sam!
I love your heart and open honesty.
We do indeed live in a very self centered country and its not just in mount calm county.
I,m glad to know i,m not the only one who struggles with a people that have lost their passion for god and each other.