Friday, June 13, 2014

SOS: Help Legacies of Success Rebuild the City for God’s Glory

Legacies of Success is Christ Community Chapel’s June focus ministry for SOS (Simple Opportunities to Serve).

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
Psalm 127:1

How does the Lord build houses? Watch over cities?

He does these things through His people. For example, His people working through Legacies of Success (LOS), a program of Urban Vision.

How does this work?

Legacies of Success exists to solve problems in the city. LOS wants to help our neighbors in need realize the American dream of safety and home ownership. However, the inner city can be plagued by oppressive slumlords, drug use, sexual predators and illiteracy. The desire of inner city residents for a better life can cause them to relocate as soon as circumstances allow. However, this also stands in the way of revitalizing urban areas.

Revitalization comes via a slow, multistep process, which includes divine insight on how to keep the best people from leaving, educating residents in the skills needed to hold down a job, how to manage their money, and how to own their own homes. Those who work for their own homes appreciate them more than those who received them as a gift.

Legacies of Success not only rehabs homes in the inner city, but also helps locals build a sense of pride in the neighborhood. LOS helps people gain the skills necessary to own and keep homes properly maintained. Over time, this helps local properties stay maintained and rise in value. It also helps improve the appeal of the inner city neighborhood.

Legacies of Success exists to revitalize the North Hill community by transforming the neighborhood one house at a time.  This is a long term effort, with a focus on Jesus Christ’s love for the needy for all of eternity. However, there are Simple Opportunities to Serve!

How can I help today?

Consider one of the following:

PRAY – Sign up to be a prayer warrior for Legacies of Success. You will receive a monthly email with three prayer requests/praises for the ministry to bring to the Lord throughout the month. To sign up, contact Barbara Ammirati at:

GIVE – Donate a gift card (in any amount) from one of the home improvement stores to help with items needed inside and out for the homes being revitalized. Drop the gift card off at the Hudson campus church office receptionist desk Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and Fridays from 8:30 AM to noon. Please place the gift card in an envelope marked “Legacies of Success.”

GO – Volunteer to work on one of the homes in North Akron being revitalized for Urban Vision families. Contact Karen McStay, Local Outreach Ministry Coordinator at:

Karen McStay

To learn more about Legacies of Success, go to: .

Want more information about Local Outreach?
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