MAKE AN IMPACT – SHARE JESUS
We started this series on last Friday by identifying the issues. Please read 1.) the identified issues, 2.) statistics, and 3.) additional blog comments (thanks to all for sharing). The three part address of the initial post makes one thing abundantly clear – this is a BIG issue. That’s exactly why we are talking about it and hopefully identifying some tangible solutions. Since we have such a big issue, I would first like to present a big solution – GOD. I must admit, I believe that seeking God through prayer is the first solution to every problem. I believe it because the Bible declares it in many places, but let us start here:
“Now to him (God) who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3: 20-21
God is able and willing to respond to our prayers and to multiply our “whats” (actions) in ways beyond our imaginations because He has all power to do so. He can even correct the errors of our previous generations.
For today’s post, we will focus on the few African-American boys that make it into college. We know from the previous post that education, or the lack thereof, is part of the issue. Therefore, college education or an equivalent that promises the same returns should be a goal. I cannot tell you how many African-American boys I know who have attended college (some on full scholarships) and have not graduated. There are multiple reasons for these lapses, but one clear solution is to be intentional about what these young men are doing once they arrive on campus.
Here is where The Impact Movement intervenes.
The mission of The Impact Movement is to “take the truth of Jesus Christ to the campus, community, and world by producing leaders of African descent who are spiritually focused, financially responsible and morally fit.”
Their vision and values are equally as powerful. To find out more about The Impact Movement, see if the organization is active on a college or university campus near you, prayerfully consider opportunities to give, or to check available jobs within this powerful organization, please visit their official website. For my social media folks, you can also connect with The Impact Movement through Twitter and their Facebook Group.
I like to see results, so don’t just take my word for it; take four minutes to see how The Impact Movement is effecting the lives of African-American young men at the University of South Carolina:
Here is one opportunity to do what you can and make an impact. Look forward to reading your comments.
Check back here next Friday for Part Three: Be a Mentor. Blessings, Natasha