What’s Happening In The Village
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Just a few miles from the most expensive houses in the inner city of Huntsville were men, women, and children surviving without the basic necessities. No running water or electricity. Plumbing didn’t work and floors were rotted from leaking pipes. Children had broken toys and went to bed hungry. A man with a heart for this inner city neighborhood stepped into the home of a little girl and her mother. That visit opened the man’s eyes and eventually a community’s eyes to the great need in their midst: the need for Christ.
Lincoln Village Ministries is the product of one man’s call to action. The call has spread all over the city of Huntsville to pour out the hope and love of Jesus Christ into the Lincoln community.
In the spring of 2010, Huntsville, Alabama's local newspaper ran articles about the school board's decision to close Lincoln Elementary School in the city's Lincoln Mill neighborhood. Touted as a stellar example of what strong teachers, parent involvement, community support and volunteerism could accomplish in a place where poverty was the rule rather than the exception,...
Proverbs 11:10 describes the recipe for this profitable mix. It proclaims: "When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices." The latter part of this little text is all about missional outreach. The key word is "rejoice." This Hebrew term is used just one other time in the Old Testament.
Steve Hill, founder and CEO of AEgis Technologies, worked alongside his father, a retired Army colonel, and his 19-year-old son at the house off Meridian Street. The home had been gutted after years and years of wear, and they were volunteering to help install roof trusses.