Community Connections is a nonprofit organization that works with children in west Louisville between the ages of 12 and 17 to help them see what is possible by exposure to immersive experiences that help them dream and aspire to be great. In 2019, the group was presented with a life-changing opportunity. The group traveled to Memphis, Tennessee during the Jefferson County Public School spring break to visit the historical Lorraine Motel were civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed. First Christian Church was pleased to support this experience through a Wholeness Grant for the transportation, hotel accommodations, food and tickets to the National Civil Rights for 40 at risk children from the Louisville community.
Most of the children on the trip had never been outside the city limits and group founder, James Linton believes this trip was life-changing for many. Upon their return to Louisville, the children had a classroom discussions about what they had learned, what this trip meant to them and what they would do now, to improve their quality of life.
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The wholeness grant used to fund this ministry was made possible through your faithful financial support of our church and its ministries and help fund a variety of efforts to make our world a better place.
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