by Camilla Washington
Help, I'm Drowning! was first published on GreatFamilies.net on June 27, 2020.
In the midst of our current social struggles, we thought it would be good to hear the heart of one of our local pastors. Camilla and her husband, Barry Washington, are pastors of Whole Man Ministries in Winston-Salem. We can all join her prayer for God’s guidance on what we can do to build bridges rather than barriers.
HELP, I'M DROWNING!
Racism: prejudice against another group of people (especially those of color)
I'm just tired of the status quo … a conference on white against black, a book on being black in a white America, and the list goes on. HELP!
I want at the least my city to be better for my sons and grandchildren. HELP!
There appears to be a secret code in society, in our community, where as long as you go along you will get along, but if you choose to do something like expose racism (whether covert or overt) it's a problem. HELP!
God, help us to see that You have fearfully and wonderfully made all of us in your image and likeness. Help us to cross over and help someone that does not look like me. Help us to be transformed into the men and women of God You are calling us to be by renewing our mind daily with the word of God! Help me to be mindful of who You are in my life and what You have called me to do in Jesus’ mighty name. HELP!
Father, let me be a beacon of light in this very dark land. HELP!
Father, help me to express my feelings without emotionally attacking someone who doesn't quite see things the way I see things. HELP!
Father, show me how and what to do in Jesus’ name. HELP! I'M DROWNING!
Camilla and her husband, Barry Washington, pastor Whole Man Ministries, a multiracial congregation in Winston-Salem, NC with an incredible outreach to homeless veterans and others in our community. Together they have four adult sons and 2 daughters. Camilla also serves on the Board of Directors for Great Families of the Triad as well as Crisis Control Ministries.