Teams from all over the country and Canada are here in Buffalo making a difference in the lives of inner city families through various outreaches led by Eric Johns and The Buffalo Dream Center. The outreaches include Kidz Club, Adopt-A-Block, Project Prevention, and outreaches to the homeless are just some of the ministries that are taking place every day.
Kidz Club is a ministry of the Dream Center that takes the Gospel right into the most high-risk neighborhoods in Buffalo. Every day children spend their summer vacations surrounded by gang violence, shootings, and drug dealers. The Buffalo Dream Center invades the darkness by bringing an exciting children's program into five neighborhoods throughout the entire summer. The darkness and violence is replaced by clowns, games, squirt guns, snacks, crafts, and a powerful message of the love of Jesus that not only attracts children, but parents and neighbors as well.
Adopt-A-Block is another ministry started by Johns and the Dream Center. "I always tell people, that if I planted a new church today, the first ministry I would start would be Adopt-A-Block," said Pastor Eric Johns. Adopt-A-Block builds relationships with families through acts of love and service. Mowing lawns, washing dishes, and picking up trash are just some of the things teams do as they work their way around a block. The service to the community opens up doors that allows team members to pray for families - meeting the most important need of a relationship with Jesus Christ.