As we to continue to work on the “big room” on the ground floor to prepare it for use with the child development center, we have already begun using it as a resource for the community to meet and provide training. The National Coalition of 100 Black Women of Memphis have been holding their monthly meeting in this space which has been a blessing for both organizations, our child care director Iletha Robinson in a member of this organization.
Also, our connection to prison ministry continues also in this space presently by providing space for volunteer training for people wishing to volunteer at the Mark Luttrell Women’s prison this year at Christmas time. As the regulations have changed on how much training is required to enter the prison as a volunteer even Brent needed to sit in on new training for the holidays.
Also, Mid-South Literacy is moving out to a smaller space in midtown, as their model for serving the public has changed, they are downsizing. This leaves open space on the third floor that we are prayerfully considering how to fill. Since we are an open minded and open door organization we are prayerfully hoping for an organization that feels comfortable in a space where God is present “bidden or unbidden” and that is not afraid of a space that is not “under surveillance”. We feel confidant that the Lord will find a resident that would like to make their new home in Binghamptom and we wait upon Him to send them our way.