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On the the Eastside

IMAGINE a city where 62% of the children live below poverty, where 40% of the housing are abandons—where life for many is one big dumpster burn. Then imagine that some of these people in this urban setting (80%) hope for things we take for granted. They hope for a warm home, a roof over their head, health care, transportation, food and safe drinking water.  Such a place exists. 

It is Flint’s east side where the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) has planted Franklin Avenue Mission (FAM) to serve the poor, hungry and homeless.  ​God’s Holy Spirit has IGNITED the missional servants of FAM to be the hands, the feet, the face and the voice of Jesus Christ to the poor ones—to be a boots-on-ground church.  

Accept this invitation to experience being a missionary in one of the more challenging areas of urban America today. You are INVITED to be the church and to walk with us in this effort. 

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!"  Isaiah 6:8



 How Franklin Avenue Mission Affects People in the Real World ​What does it mean to be homeless, without a job, and mouths to feed? Watch the video to hear Mike’s story—and the happy   ending he found at FAM.