Gift Basket


When I walked into my office this morning, I was greeted by this large basket of goodies and helpful books awaiting me on my desk.  A letter was inside, telling me it was from "Empty Arms, A Ministry of First Baptist Church of Center, TX."  The letter describes how it is for parents who have lost a child to death, coming specifically from Grace Sunday School Class, who "have experienced the loss of children and grandchildren." 

I was touched by their kindness and grace, but was also thinking of what a great example this is of a missional ministry.  Based on the letter that came with it, it is something the church sends out beyond just church members who have lost a child.  

This is just one of many missional ministries Jinny and I have been on the receiving end of in the last 5 weeks.  I'll be posting on some others, as they are no doubt making a kingdom impact.


About John Henson

I am Pastor of Church for the Highlands, an urban church plant affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, started in the Highland neighborhood of Shreveport, LA. I am also Chaplain of Volunteers of America of North Louisiana. I am husband to Jinny and father to a middle-schooler named Jack. Most of my time is taken up with starting a church, but I love running, a good cigar, and reading what mystics have lived and written.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.