Friday, March 27, 2009

Dream Center Basketball

This year we kicked basketball up a notch and it was amazing. Thanks to 8 great sponsors and 16 amazing men and women of Christ, we were able to reach over 60 people through this outreach. We wrapped up the season with a sports banquet and some healthy competition. Here's a quick look of what it was like!
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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cinderella Day 2009

On Saturday at the Dream Center, we had over 1,000 dresses donated for girls to come and pick out dresses, jewelry, have their hair done and so much more. There were even seamstresses that came for alterations. It is so humbling to see the body of Christ work together. Thanks to all of you who donated time, talents and treasures to make this happen. Here's a little something to remember the day thanks to pictures taken by Patricia Walsh and music by U2.
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Monday, March 2, 2009

Habla Espanol...if not you better learn!

I used to handle Procter & Gamble as a client when I worked at Maersk. They say that the average household uses 8 P&G products each day. Not familiar with them, let me give you a few


That was
over 4 years ago and I remember talking with them about their advertising shift to appeal to Hispanics, preparing for their rapid population growth. I have seen this in the past 2 years at the Dream Center with the growth in latinos that come to the Food Bank and live in the area. Tonight, I saw it hit the nightly news. Some interesting facts:

  • 50.5% of the Population Growth in the U.S. is Hispanic (this means 1 out of every 2 people added to the population are latino)
  • 48% of a local elementary school in North Charleston (Midland Park) is Hispanic
  • Midland Park has seen their Hispanic Population in their school grow from 5% of the total students to almost 50% in the last 10 years
This is exciting when you know that we are starting a service this Easter that is 100% in Spanish!!! I can see where God is preparing us for this growth and my prayer is that He will intertwine our hearts.

If you're interested in the stories on NBC, here's the sites:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#29472239
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#29466839