The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri: women building better communities.
Since last August, I have written a couple of times about the Lazarus Ministries committee and their experience this year working with the sojourners in downtown Kansas City. It’s inspired birthday parties, social occasions and opened the eyes to many of us about the lives of the homeless in downtown Kansas City.
Lazarus Ministries is continuing next year as a community partner with the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, and the committee celebrated Last Supper last month. Jennifer Breeden, one of the committee members, sent this reflection about the placement and the Last Supper. I am continuously moved by the stories that I’ve heard, and this one gave me goose bumps. I want you to hear from Jennifer in her own words:
Working with Lazarus Ministries was truly an amazing and fulfilling placement. It was an honor to get to know the staff, that ladies staying at the shelter, the people who came in for help, and my committee and chair. This placement allowed me to be hands on and see the impact people can make in the lives of others if we only just open our hearts.
At the last meal we served to the ladies, one woman came up to me and said, “Junior League creates a community of sisterhood. You ladies pass that sisterhood and energy onto us. And it makes us want to be better.” That statement summed up why I joined Junior League and warmed my heart more than words can express.