Plans are coming into focus for our Indy Action Summer 2011. The growth of our work in Indy is going to keep everyone very busy this summer.
On the Southside we have recently purchased a very run down little duplex right on Karcher St. (Karcher St. is the heart of our Christians in Mission work on the southside). This house isn't very pretty... yet. We'll probably end up gutting a lot of it and preparing it for eventual renovation. I'll be posting some "before" pictures soon on this property. This property is on the verge of ruin. Pray the Lord provides the means to resurrect it from "mostly dead" to alive in Christ.
In the Triangle we have a big job to renovate a house that is currently two apartments but needs to be one single family house to accommodate our growing student population. We'll need to fix up the kitchen, install a working laundry room and connect the two apartments in some livable way. It's a real challenge. We are growing from 22 to 27 in the campus work next fall so this project is important to making our life happen.
On both the Southside and in the Triangle, we plan to do a great deal of work on neighborhood improvements which include scraping, caulking, painting, landscaping, debris removal, and general fixing up. No special skills required (other than willingness to work hard), so come on down and give us a hand.
I know I've mentioned this before but if you have some time to spare this summer we could use your help. We're also looking for ways to fund our summer staff stipends. The Action Summer Staffers are mostly college students who ask so very little for their summer of work with Action. Despite the low, low stipends they receive, the cost of staff stipends remains a major expense of summer Action. If you'd like to make a donation to help these folks, you can do so by sending a check to:
People of Praise, attn: John Xenakis
107 S. Greenlawn
South Bend, IN 46617
If you'll mark the check "Summer Action Staff" in the memo line that would really help.
May the Lord be with us this summer as we labor in his name.