Lonnie, Jason, 3e Restoration & #GivingTuesday

Hey there! I know it has been a while since I have written. Let me explain. One of the reasons why is due to my work with 3e Restoration Inc. Led by our staff and partnering churches, God is using 3e Restoration to change lives in profound ways. It keeps me hustling and makes it hard to take time to write.

When it comes to 3e Restoration I could offer you story after story outlining how God is rewriting people’s stories through gracious hospitality and friendship. Instead, I will just point you to one  in the form of a video, specifically of my dear friends Jason and Lonnie (click their names or click the picture below).

I want you to see why giving to 3e makes sense. I want you to see why God’s work through 3e is unique. (There are several other videos you can watch on our Vimeo page).

Please, watch the video and consider giving on #GivingTuesday. You can give HERE. Together we can make a difference, alleviate poverty and eradicate homelessness one friend and family at a time.

Oh, and if you’ve never heard of #GivingTuesday, here’s the deal. #GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide reasons to give rather than consume. This effort harnesses the collective power of unique partnerships—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about and participate in the giving season. People are inspired to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better ways to the causes they celebrate and help create a healthier society.  Finally, it harnesses the power of social media to create a movement dedicated to giving in every community, city and country around the world.

Thank you for considering 3e Restoration Inc.

Grace and peace to you,

Fred
President of 3e Restoration, Inc.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors

About Fred

Fred came to serve greater Williamsburg and WCC as lead pastor in October of 2010 and is grateful to be a part of the family. He is a husband, father, certified trauma professional, S.T.A.R. (strategies for trauma awareness & resilience) practitioner, community organizer, TEDx alum, founder of 3e Restoration, Inc. and co-owner of Philoxenia Culture LLC. He received his B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and his Master’s of Religious Education in Missional Leadership from Rochester University. Currently he is a candidate for a Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology in at Northern Seminary in Chicago. Fred has also served as an adjunct professor for Rochester University and Regent University where taught courses in philosophy, ethics, leadership, pastoral care, intro to Christianity, and ethnography. He has also served as a guest lecturer on the subjects of racialized cultural systems, poverty, and missiology at various universities, such as William & Mary and Oklahoma Christian University. Fred has authored on book (Racialized Cultural Systems, Social Displacement and Christian Hospitality) and several curriculum offerings, including The FloorPlan: Living Toward Restoration & Resilience. Fred enjoys hanging out with his family anytime, anywhere. He is deeply grateful for how God graciously works through the Church in all her various forms, despite our brokenness. He is passionate about seeing the last, least, and lonely of every neighborhood, city and nation experience God’s in-breaking kingdom, and come to know Jesus as King. Oh, and his favorite season is Advent and Christmas. Fred is a founding member of the board of directors for Virginia Racial Healing Institute, a member of the leadership team for Williamsburg's local chapter of Coming to the Table, and a member of Greater Williamsburg Trauma-Informed Community Network's Racial Trauma Committee and Training Committee.
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