“Ms. D, when can we go to Illinois?” This is the continual question I field ever since our friends from Community Church of God youth group in Danville, IL visited Kids Club for their short-term mission trip during the last week of Summer Kids Club. “How about Chicago?” I suggested to the kids. “No! We don’t want to go to Chicago. We want to go to Illinois and see the Danville people!” There was something about the combination of those youth and our kids that just clicked. As cultures were crossed and views were challenged, people grew from the experience and something beautiful happened. They encountered Jesus through each other.
As we close up the summer and look forward to the fall, we are thankful for the many people who give of their time and talents to make Casa Chirilagua happen. Community Church of God, though located in Danville, IL, was one of the first congregations to send financial support to Casa Chirilagua. Over the years, we have learned that not everyone loves working with kids. Not everyone has the capacity to be a mentor. Not everyone is called to move into the neighborhood. However, we all have something to give. We invite you to come by this fall and celebrate with us the ways that the body of Christ is working together for a united purpose in Chirilagua.
Upcoming Events to “Come and See” at Casa Chirilagua:
- YP4CC – Young Professionals for Casa Chirilagua Mixer – Thursday, September 8, 2011 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
- CC Golf Tournament Benefit (Sponsored by Grace Community Church) – Friday, September 30th
- The Art of Restoration: Art Auction and Gallery – Sunday, November 6th (2:00 PM – 5:00PM)
We hope that by attending one of these events, you might find how your piece fits into the puzzle and perhaps encounter something more complete and beautiful through that opportunity.
Waiting for you to “Come and See,”
Dawnielle and the Casa Chiri Family