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.