Helping hands, grateful heart

Helping hands, grateful heart

Continuing our ministry partner series, I’d like to share with your this “thank you note” from Justina Dix in which she shares how the wonderful gift of loving hands and help made all the difference when she needed it most. I hope you’ll take a moment to learn more at Summerhill Community Ministries’ website. I am […]

An end to poverty

An end to poverty

As a way of thanking you for your prayers and generous gifts to Desire Street, we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the life-changing ministry that goes on in the day-to-day world of our ministry partners. This week I’d like to share a story from St. Roch CDC, as told by Executive Director Ben McLeish. I encourage […]

Change in Grove Park

Change in Grove Park

During the holiday season this year, Desire Street is giving a gift that we treasure year-round: a behind-the-scenes look at the life-changing ministry that goes on in the day-to-day world of our ministry partners. Thanks to your prayers and generous gifts to Desire Street, we are able to walk alongside these heroes through the everyday ups […]

Mic Drop

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Blog | One Comment
Mic Drop

Reflections from CCDA in Los Angeles by Chris Fitzgerald, Ministry Fellow There have been a lot of references to the “Mic Drop” in the circles I have been around lately. For those of you that don’t know, the “Mic Drop” is a point in a conversation or speech that is a satisfying mixture of radical […]

Seeking justice through understanding

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Anthony's Blog, Blog, Danny's Blog, News | One Comment
Seeking justice through understanding

Perspective can clarify or cloud thoughts and relationships. Much has happened in our nation in recent weeks and months, and quite frankly, over our plagued and tormented history of race relations. Danny Wuerffel and Dr. Anthony Gordon from the Desire Street staff have taken steps toward each other to build a relationship of mutual respect, […]

Easter Reminds Me

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Blog, Danny's Blog | No Comments
Easter Reminds Me

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Cor. 4:17 Like everyone, over the course of my life, there have been many highs and lows. Reflecting on them, I find that it has sometimes been hard to—immediately—be grateful for the hard times. But then […]

The Lord is close

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Blog | 2 Comments
The Lord is close

Several years ago, I was a married, stay-at-home Mom with a wonderful four-year-old daughter. One day, my husband of 14 years made the decision to pursue another relationship and left our home. That’s when I learned to depend on God as never before… Brokenhearted, no job, a distraught child needing and depending on me, shattered […]

Glimmer in the Kingdom

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Glimmer in the Kingdom

We constantly talk and hear about how great heaven will be once we get there. The pearly gates, the streets lined with gold, and being in the presence of God are all incredible things to look forward to—no more pain and no more suffering, just immense joy and contentment in being with our Creator. But one thing […]

Mutual Transformation

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Anthony's Blog, Blog | One Comment
Mutual Transformation

Oftentimes in ministry, we fail to see two interdependent streams that serve as edifying agents for one another. In the inner city, many godly and well-intentioned servants come to the city with a built-in “messiah complex.” Though well-intentioned, this mindset carries an aura of superiority and self-righteousness. It resists the Gospel that Paul describes in Philippians […]

A Gift of Coins

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Blog | One Comment
A Gift of Coins

For a couple of years, I had the opportunity of providing part-time accounting services for a few churches. One particular church was located in another state and I didn’t know anyone affiliated with the church. When I first started entering their weekly offerings/contributions, I noticed that there was a gentleman who was consistent in giving […]