Since we moved back to Greenville a year ago (and especially since we now live downtown), I’ve learned a few things about our city:
Greenville does a great job “hiding” its problems (such as poverty).
And (as a result of this),
It’s easier to raise money and awareness for places like Allendale than it is for Greenville.
Now, both of these observations are vast generalizations. Most of us in Greenville are aware of real problems and needs in our community. And we have had lots of supporters for our ministry in Greenville.
But when most people think of Greenville, they think of all the Top 10 lists that our city finds itself on, for food, raising a family, and more. And we are so confident in our superiority that we boast of our hashtag #yeahTHATGreenville.
Still, if you hang around long enough and open your eyes and hear, you’ll see the unseen Greenville.