Spanish church holds health and job fair


Preface from Pastor Eli of the First Spanish Church in Detroit: This morning, as a follow up to the Saturday Health and Job Fair at the First Spanish Church Detroit, I received the letter below from Benjamin Moy, member of Lakes Bible Church, and the student from the University of Michigan, who helped us organize the Health and Job Fair. I thanked our members for practicing filoxenía, the love of the stranger, hospitality, and for preparing the soil for evangelism for both our neighborhood guests and the students and doctors. I encouraged our church members by stating they are valuable and needed for our church's ministry. Thank you for praying. Pastor Eli


Dear Pastor Eli and the entire PIBH family:

On behalf of the Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program, I would like to thank you for your hospitality and kindness in hosting the health and job fair. You all went above and beyond to help plan and publicize the event, which made the fair a true success. We were able to screen about 50 people despite the cold weather, which likely kept some at home. I know that we are excited to partner with you all again.

Perhaps more important was your testimony of faith to members of the club. The students commented on how your servants’ hearts and generosity was something they had never experienced before with any community organization. Truly, your commitment to the truths of the Gospel as well as your active, mission-minded zeal was very evident. From young to old, for a few minutes or all six hours, whether you helped set up tables, prepare the food, or engage with the students, you demonstrated how Christ’s church should operate. Your involvement today reminded me of Matthew 5:16, where Jesus said: “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

Personally, I am grateful that you opened your hearts and building to us. You did not have to, but you did so willingly and cheerfully. Your church is filled with special people and I always have fond memories of time spent in Southwest Detroit. God bless you all and I hope to see many of you soon.

Sincerely,

Benjamin Moy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Benjamin Moy is a member of Lakes Bible Church, and a student at the University of Michigan. He was instrumental in making the Health and Job Fair a success.

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