I have the awesome privilege of spending last week in Detroit along with 40 other people serving the people of Cass Corridor.
Cass Corridor is a notorious section of Detroit—known for rampant prostitution, drugs and violence. The people who live down here lament that, “The police have given up on this place.” The women and men who make this area “home” welcomed a few us from our church and college where I teach. They invited us into their space with love, acceptance, and genuine hospitality.
Cass Park is within a few stone’s throw of mighty Ford Field and Comerica Park, home to two professional sports teams: the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions . . . okay, one and a half professional sports teams. These two super-sized stadiums, and the millions of dollars they represent in profits each year, cast a long dark shadow over this area the locals call “Jurassic Park,” referring to the violence and chaos often
experienced by her inhabitants.
I wish I had more time to write but unfortunately I'm just posting a few pics.
One of the things we did was run a Big A (Vacation Bible School) club for the kids. Each day we drove to three different housing projects and brought kids to the park for a few hours of fun! here are a few pics from Big A.
and please pray for Detroit.
Pray for Cass Corridor.
Pray for the homeless, the jobless, the parentless.