Serving the Vulnerable
Ron Lewis has been serving the vulnerable abroad and here in the United States since 1997. Several initiatives have led to helping orphans, fostering social action and promoting Christian responsibility.
An Excerpt from "Finding Your Neighbor" written by Ron Lewis.
Henry and I had an unusual bonding moment this summer. We were invited to a late-night bus ride through the roughest and most crime-infested neighborhoods of Durham. He and I both saw things that most white guys never see in real life… a close up look at the "dark side" of the Triangle.
It's easy to miss. After all, we both live in nicer parts of town. Our schools, businesses, and churches are practically insulated. It's the human propensity to just "stick to your own." But something has changed for both of us. We want to be more engaged.
For me, this shift began happening many years ago. Growing up in a Jewish home, my parents taught me about diversity. I understood the "minority dilemma" and it became important to me to accept others. Later in life, as I became a follower of Jesus, I could no longer ignore what was only 15 minutes away… a part of the city where hope was sparse and oppression was strong. At the same time it was often easier to fly 15 hours to a developing nation and serve, than it was to drive 15 minutes to a "Project" of Durham. But that insanity had to end. It was time to stop taking my clues from Hollywood's globetrotting celebrity caregivers and start getting involved right in my own backyard. Read more at Durham Cares...