First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor has declared itself to be a “Welcoming and Affirming Congregation,” a church which welcomes all people, inclusive of all gender identities, sexual orientations, and…Read More
Mind the Gap: An Open Letter from a Millenial
My name is Marissa, and as you may know, I’ve been working in fundraising and communications at our mission partner AMOS Health and Hope in Nicaragua for more than a year now. Over the past 14 months, I’ve helped AMOS communicate their work and raise funds so they can continue to work alongside community leaders and improve living conditions for people in remote areas of Nicaragua.
I believe in helping to create a world of peace and justice, where there is health and hope for all people. And these deeply ingrained values started here in this sanctuary, when I was three years old and singing hymns standing up on a pew next to my parents. Even my connection to the mission of AMOS started here, when more than 5 years ago, I flew down with 19 others from this congregation to work with them for the first time.
This church has given me so much. And I never want to compromise that. But I have a confession to make…
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