Pastor Mark Freeman at the pulpit, with a small portion of the collected shoes
Second Missionary Baptist Church reached its goal of shoe collection for Haiti -- many times over.
At the start of May, Pastor J. Mark Freeman had a vision to help the people of Haiti by collecting 200 pairs of shoes for the shoeless. Under the Bible’s commandment to “take off your sandals for the place you stand his Holy Ground,” Exodus 3:5, the church along with the Racine community collected over 1,300 pairs of shoes for the Haitian relief effort.
On Sunday May 30, before packing and shipping these items, the church, located at 1250 Lathrop Ave., displayed the community’s generosity during its 10:45 a.m. worship service.
Still more shoes, in one of two more rooms full of them. The shoes are mostly new