It is hard to believe but football is almost upon us. I am excited. Once again, Christ Community is partnering with Carver High School to support the Tiger football team. We feed the team the night before each game and it has become a great ministry. If you have been involved, you know what a blessing this is to these young men and the coaches. Many of these kids wouldn’t eat dinner the night before a game were it not for our ministry. The Lord has really opened up an incredible opportunity for us to serve and speak into these young men’s lives.
Our first meal is NEXT week!! Next Friday afternoon so we need to get moving!
We typically need 5-6 men a week. Arrive at Carver at 5pm and we are done by 6:30pm. It is quick, not a ton of work but it is very rewarding and if you will engage, you will find yourself developing a connection with these kids and it will warm your heart. They love having us there. Carver is moving up two classifications to AAAAA. That’s a big jump and they’ll be playing some great teams. Carver has a few standout players that are top 300 national recruits. It should be a great year.
This year is unusual in that Carver has its first two games on Saturday (so two of our meals will be on Friday nights) and they have three games on Thursday nights (so three of our meals will be on Wednesday nights). That’s good because we have a need on Wednesday night, Thursday night and a few Friday nights so it should be able to work around your schedule, Celebrate Recovery and community groups.
We also need a man to quarterback the water. Phil Staten has done a masterful job serving as our “water man” but Phil is undergoing chemo (please be in prayer for him. His spirits are good, he Trusts the Lord fully and he needs a legion of prayer warriors lifting him up) and can’t take that role this year. So we need one man to step UP and take the lead. What that involves is bringing a few big coolers full of iced down water each week. It may be that 3-4 of you will take this and rotate it.
Robert Nobles leads this ministry for us and does a great job. Many of you got an email from him but I wanted to extend this out to all the men that read this blog. If you want to help, please email Robert at Robertnobles@synovus.com so he will have your contact info. If you want to help specifically with the water, email Robert or just reply to this blog post.
thanks for your help.