Stories From The Mission
April 6th-17th: ‘One Day Without Shoes’ Shoe Drive
Click to see a full list of participating locations!
10:45am Cornhusker Bank, Main Branch, 11th & Cornhusker
Visit CornhuskerBank.com to learn more about this important event.
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Dallas Willard tells an insightful story about REA (Rural Electrification Administration) extending electrical lines out to his home in rural Missouri. He said, “When those lines came by our farm, a very different sort of living presented itself. Our relationship to some fundamental aspects of work and leisure were transformed. It was as if the REA was saying: ‘Repent, for the kingdom of electricity is at hand. Turn from your kerosene lamps and lanterns, your iceboxes and cellars, your scrub boards and rug beaters. The power is now inside your homes, and it can make your lives better. Just hook up a line!"
Nevertheless, many farmers in his community chose not accept it, at least not at first. They were suspicious of electricity, and a few were even afraid of it. The benefits of electricity were right there in front of them. And with it the power to change everything for the better. But a number of farmers decided not to take advantage of this new utility.
Why? I think it is because most people just don’t like change. Unfortunately for us everything changes anyway. So the best thing we can do is to learn how to deal with it. I believe in every experience we can learn something new and our understanding change in some small way. We have a change of mind. You know, people who never change their minds are probably not using them very well.
So stay flexible and don’t be afraid of new perspectives. After all, you and I are a developing species!
What’s wrong with that?
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People’s City Mission has been a proud partner of the national Safe Place program since 2011. Safe Place is an outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety. Often these young people are facing abuse, neglect, bullying or are in other crisis situations. In Lincoln, there are over 50 designated Safe Place sites where youth can go to access immediate help.
At the Mission, we have two designated rooms set aside for Safe Place youth. These rooms are being used every month, and there are countless other young people who are reaching out and getting guidance and assistance through our Safe Place advocate.
As we celebrate National Safe Place Week, we hope you remember that there are kids all around Lincoln who at some point will need a listening ear, a helping hand, a safe place to go in times of crisis; and that’s what the Safe Place program provides.
To see a list of Lincoln Safe Place locations and learn more about the program: http://bit.ly/PCMSafePlace
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