LLF Honors Volunteers and Partners at its Annual Banquet
With the help of over 50 sponsors, LLF honored its volunteers and partners on October 25th in a packed ballroom at Lexington’s Hyatt Regency. The evening featured four themes: Faith, Strong Families, Opportunity, and Community - all components of what A City for God looks like.
Tommy Green spoke about faith and the collaborative effect that The Prayer Room has among various parts of the Body, including Wellspring Prayer Center. Jeff Rogers, an award-winning photographer and founder of Wellspring, was recognized for his work in creating opportunities for others to experience healing prayer.
Pictured below, David Cozart of the Fatherhood Initiative spoke about strong families, the positive role fathers play in a child’s life, and the impact healthy relationship classes have. He recognized Ben and David Kibler, a father and son team who have been leading these classes for several years, who reach hundreds of fathers. A compelling testimony was given by one of the dads who has been positively impacted by the program.
Maggie Middleton spoke on behalf of Amachi, our one to one mentoring program for children affected by incarceration. She recognized Charlene Creager for the opportunities she provides as a mentor to her mentee, Dulce. Charlene’s commitment to expose Dulce to new things, such as jewelry-making, has provided Dulce with a glimpse of the creative and entrepreneurial possibilities available to her.
Lastly, we heard Urban Impact’s Chloe Martin and Michael Overstreet, who were once students in the ministry and are now LLF staff members. They spoke about community and how the village approach is so applicable to the work of Urban Impact. They recognized several groups in attendance which comprise the village to impact children, including school personnel, community workers, volunteers, and others.