Everybody comes to The Lamb Center for a reason. Everybody! Guests, staff, board members and volunteers. Transformation sometimes shows up in unexpected ways, not only in the lives of our guests, but also in the lives of our volunteers.
Everybody comes to The Lamb Center for a reason. Everybody! Guests, staff, board members and volunteers. Transformation sometimes shows up in unexpected ways, not only in the lives of our guests, but also in the lives of our volunteers. Jack, a nineteen year-old sophomore in college, recently shared how his encounter with The Lamb Center community six years earlier had transformed his life.
Every summer, Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church, and other Catholic parishes, send "work camps" out into the community to serve those in need. The youth in these work camps are eighth grade confirmation students and Jack's group spent three days at The Lamb Center. During these three days, Jack met Pam and Bobbie, a homeless couple from Baltimore who were living in the woods near Home Depot. Despite their circumstances, Pam was a mature Christian with a strong faith and an amazing testimony. Jack discovered that while he may have thought he was at The Lamb Center to bless our guests, he returned home blessed and transformed by Pam and Bobbie and other Lamb Center guests.
Excited about the powerful experience he had The Lamb Center, Jack told his mother that she needed to come to The Lamb Center to "taste and see." Before long, Tara also joined The Lamb Center community as a Wednesday kitchen volunteer. Six years later, Tara is chair of The Lamb Center board and Jack is currently in Morocco serving homeless refugees trying to make their way to Europe for a new life. He told me it will be like working with the guests at The Lamb Center.