Friends, one of our urban missionaries, Pakeebea “Keebe” Cummings, has achieved a major milestone; he has purchased his first home! After completing the requirements set by Habitat for Humanity, including saving the necessary down payment, Keebe became a homeowner this past Friday!
This is an amazing achievement considering that up until several years ago, Keebe struggled with a debilitating addiction to PCP that denied him any prospect of a hopeful future. For years, Keebe’s addiction was so severe that he could hardly utter an intelligible word! However, by God’s amazing grace, Keebe was delivered from his addiction and now serves as a resident missionary for BridgeBuilders in the South Dallas neighborhood of Joppa (pronounced Joppee) where he is boldly proclaiming the gospel to his South Dallas neighbors.
I have rarely seen such a radical transformation in a person’s life. Today, this “gentle giant” from Bonton is attending seminary through our satellite campus of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI), a two-and-a-half-year seminary-level program designed specifically for indigenous urban missionaries. Keebe is a serious student that labors diligently to grow in his knowledge of the Truth. God is using Keebe to reach many others in his community with similar struggles.
In support of our brother, I am asking you to consider celebrating Keebe’s achievement by helping him acquire some much-needed household essentials to equip his new home. As you can see, he has a beautiful starting point, but needs to fill this new home!
With his help, we have prepared an “Amazon Wish List” that you can peruse and purchase some of these essentials as gifts.
The fact is, Keebe lacks many of the essentials that most of us take for granted so I am asking you to invest in this dear brother’s life by blessing him with your love and support.
You can visit Amazon to view his list and purchase a gift so please join us is helping Keebe! Have your gift shipped directly to BridgeBuilders (coming to work will be like Christmas morning!) by clicking “Pakeebea Cummings’ Gift Registry Address” upon checkout.
You are making an investment in a wonderful man whom God is using greatly! Let’s show him he is loved!
S. Michael Craven
P.S. If you use Amazon Smile, be sure and choose BridgeBuilders as your non-profit to support, and we will also receive a small portion of your purchase as donation. Win win!