In our busy world today it is easy to drive by a place and not even realize it. In a small suburban area of Minneapolis this happens everyday. Just outside of a booming development of Maple Grove lies a trailer park home called Maple Hill Estates also known as little Mexico. I can guarantee you that very few people know of this tiny little community.
This is a very special community made up of people from all different races, cultures, ethnicity and languages. Yes, there is a large immigrant population but not all. There is this amazing ministry called Mobile Hope empowering its residents. YWAM has a couple working and living full-time there.
You will find on the wall Romans 15:13 – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Many things are held in this building from homework help classes, woman’s bible study, an exercise room, craft nights, English classes, youth group ministry, food distribution and so many showers and events.
This spring we took a couple of teams out there. It’s also fun to hang out with the children and have conversations with the residents. We were able to and help do some spring cleaning of a couple of widowed ladies. As we were taking up the leavings the lady of the home kept saying how thankful she was.
Sometimes deep conversations with kids come through beads. It’s those little things like taking the time to be with them. Asking questions and sharing stories and being real with them. They know if your fake or flakey.
I am so glad that there are ministries like this. Caring and sharing Gods love in a very tangible way.