Evangelism Ministry [in development]

GLO's Evangelism team is focused on breathing Christ's spirit and hope into GLO's members, friends and contacts.  Mark Jobes, our Evanglism leader, has been one of several GLO members who have striven to find activities that GLO can support, and learn from, that further social justice.

In August 2017 a return visit was made to Lott, Kentucky.  After this second visit, Mark, here shares some insight on his experience. 

The lives of those who have made the trek have been altered by the experience. The Lott's Creek community has been changed for the better over the years initially by Alice Sloane and subsequently by Alice Whitaker, her niece. At its core the effort has been about building hope through education as Lott's Creek's students become residents. More recently, through retired NBA star Roderick Rhodes' successfully coaching Cordia's basketball team to win Kentucky's state championship. a substantial sense of hope and pride has surfaced in Lott's Creek. Sadly, injustice abounds still in the minds of some in the area as Rhodes was fired by the County's Superintendent of Schools on curious charges.

Even so the need for adequate housing has been the focus for the GLO team when at Lott's Creek.