This afternoon I took another ride on Metro Transit to meet a fellow woman in ministry downtown to catch up on life, doing ministry in Seattle, and what we’re looking for in the future. While downtown is the midpoint for us to meet, it also provided us with a chance to dine at FareStart, an amazing local organization addressing the issue of homelessness through training, education, job placement, and individual case management. Brilliantly done, the downtown location for adult trainees is a wonderful place to enjoy lunch, or one of the chef training dinners. For the record, my rock crab stuffed phyllo, sauteed vegetables, and lemon buerre blanc were on par with anything I’ve had at the Dahlia Lounge or other nice downtown lunch spots.
As it turns out, my colleague and I have both been involved in global ministry and social justice work, and remarked on how difficult it sometimes is to get people excited about local ministry and community development work. Somehow, it’s much ‘sexier’ if you’re in another country, and so much more tedious if you’re working in your own backyard. But isn’t that our calling as Christians, to live out our faith where we’re at?
If you’re dining downtown, please consider supporting this excellent local cafe featuring local ingredients, great people, and the chance at better lives.