Youth Center in Detroit, MI
Honestly, its ballsy for a middle class, multi-racial, family to move from a fairly affluent city like Phoenix to Detroit. Detroit currently has a reputation of high crime and burnt out neighborhoods. I defnintely do not have the guts to go there myself, and that is why I decided to start this go-fund-me account on their behalf.
They are saving their own money to buy a building for the center. There are hudreds of commercial buildings for sale in Detroit for a ridiculously low prices. The money I am trying to raise for them will buy the building, pay for some of the electrical and plumbing updates, and cover other expenses they may have. Robert has licensed the organization as a non-profit. You can find it at www.mission15.us
Ashley and Robert have already sacrificed alot moving. They completely uprooted their kids, bought a fixer upper in Detroit so they could elimitate the mortgage and have extra money for the youth center, and left their extended family and friends behind. Not many of us would even CONSIDER doing this.... This gives me the opportunity to be a part of something great! Something that I would never have the guts to do myself. It would mean a lot to me, to Ashley and Robert, and to the youth of Detroit, if you donated as well.
Thanks for your help!
So...yesterday the wheels on our vehicle were stolen and my wife felt led to put a sign up displaying love and forgiveness for the people who did it. We believed God had a plan for using this situation for something bigger, and He is. A friend contacted Channel 7 here in Detroit and they are currently interviewing my wife! This is just a testament to the belief that God has everything in control and what the devil intended for evil God uses for good. Prayerfully this story will reach so many people and show an entire city God's mercy, love, and forgiveness. God is so good even in the midst of adversity!