Karen Snowberger offers you some insight into our new tutoring ministry that we started this fall. In collaboration with Garrett Elementary School we added tutors from our church to an existing afterschool ministry taking place in an Augusta Housing Authority complex called Olmstead Homes. While Mercy Ministries is present every afternoon from 4:00-6:00PM, and weekdays in the summer, we are adding a level of skill to the existing effort. Imagine a bunch of white, professional, suburban folk going into an African-American urban housing project and you get the picture. While most of us had passed Olmstead Homes MANY times over the years, none of us had spent anytime in the middle of that block of homes just off the corner of Broad and Milledge.
Pray for the children of Olmstead Homes, the teachers at Garrett Elementary and area schools, and the opportunities we have as we develop relationships and share our lives and skills in different parts of Augusta.