In the right hand sidebar, you’ll notice a column entitled “Mission”. These are some of the causes / organizations that I support because I believe they seek to advance the ongoing mission of God in the world. I’ll continue adding to the list as time passes, but I encourage you to check ’em out. (If you’d like more information about one of them, let me know.)
One of the most recent additions is an effort that really excites me. Shanon’s House of Compassion is an effort of the Mayfair church to demonstrate compassion and hospitality to families as they deal with the extended hospitalization of a loved one here in the Huntsville area. And this effort will move forward in memory of a very special young man.
Shanon Dickerson was a young man of uncommon compassion. A missionary, a counselor, a difference-maker, a disciple…in short, Shanon loved Jesus and that love reoriented his life. (For Shanon’s complete story, click here.) Though cancer claimed his life much too soon, Shanon’s influence continues today through Shanon’s House of Compassion. The house serves as a “hospitality house” for families with loved ones hospitalized here in Huntsville, a tangible expression of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the one who said, “I was a stranger and you invited me in,” (Matthew 25:35).
A fitting way to honor the life of a young man whose life was also tangible expression of the Gospel.
If you’d like more information about Shanon’s House, let me know and I’ll be happy to fill you in.