God Colors in Charlotte, NC

Before I went to Brazil, I was working with an inner city ministry in Charlotte called One7. The ministry is a vital outreach to refugee and immigrant families in the area. Their work is limitless. They do everything from after school tutoring to delivering food to replacing bedbug infested mattresses. Any need that is brought to their door becomes a part of their ministry. They began a school in 2009 to help the students who were being ignored in the public system. I’ve helped them teach, tutor, serve food, buy food, deliver food, build relationships with parents, find medical care for refugees, and more. But that is just a piece of what they do in East Charlotte.

This is the story of One7. They love people unconditionally. It doesn’t matter who they are, where they came from, how they got there, or what they’re doing. The president and his wife, David and MC Garrett, pour their hearts and lives into people from all treks of life. Anyone who shows up at their doorstep is welcome.

This local article gives a glimpse into the lives that are transformed at One7 Ministries. The story of Jenry may make your jaw drop, but for an untold population living in the margins of Charlotte, it’s not so strange:

Garinger High Revives Soccer Program to Motivate ESL Students

I’m honored to have been a part of what God is doing through One7 Ministries. I’ve seen God do things through them that I haven’t seen anywhere else.

If you would like to learn more about One7 Ministries, visit their website at one7.org

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