Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Meira House

Hi! We are Stephen, Cole, Micah, Skylar and Madden Franke.
Last summer our family of five moved to a struggling neighborhood in the inner city of Phoenix. We see our boys as our first ministry and have decided to live simply and respond to the gospel by serving others together as a mission minded family.

We believe that people who call themselves followers of Jesus are to live like He did and are called to be mission minded. Being missional means to go out and be a servant of His plans in the world. You can serve in the city, in the suburbs, overseas, or right where you are. You can be single or married, have kids or no kids. Jesus just said, "go into all the world and preach the gospel."

We are currently volunteering with CRYI, a non profit that focuses on helping children overcome the challenges of life in the inner city. We came to the city to be a blessing and are the ones being blessed. But once we settled here, God started stirring up a new passion in our hearts. We were completely shocked and broken over the amount of people living on the streets all around us. Right now we are fervently praying about ways that we can help them more. Our hope for this blog is that we'll be able to share the stories of people we meet on the street and shine a light on how Jesus is still saving and changing lives today.

Meira // Hebrew meaning "One who gives light."
House // A resting place. 
"Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?" 1 Cor 3:16

Each one of us who loves Him is becoming the very resting place of God. And when He abides in you, you can't help but shine. "Ministry is not about where you are or where you go, it is about where He is." - Heidi Baker