In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek sits down with Jimmy Dorrell, Executive Director of Mission Waco. Dorrell tells stories from his nearly four decades of work in the city: living an incarnational lifestyle in impoverished North Waco, starting initiatives like The World Cup Cafe and Jubilee Food Market, and helping citizens discover dignity within themselves and others. Meek also gives an update on Mary Avenue Market, a new retail development from Marshall Stewman, and shares rumors of a food hall coming to downtown.
Inside the Episode:
0.38: Mary Avenue Market update
2.44: Food hall coming to downtown? More crumbs on the trail
3.41: Jimmy Dorrell introduction
4.22: Jimmy's road to Waco
5.15: Growing up in a racially divided world
6.05: Serving in "No man's land"
7.20: "Everyone is important" - facing one's own prejudices
9.50: How can we awaken ourselves?
11.15: Learning from the poor
13.39: Empowering communities
14.41: Living incarnationally
15.22: The birth of Jubilee Grocery
17.51: Implementation of the plan
21.15: Is the Jubilee concept replicable?
22.11: "We don't have any [fears]."
24.20: Getting middle class Waco back to 15th and Colcord
25.40: Poverty simulation
26.57: How YOU can get involved in Mission Waco? 1) Poverty tour and 2) Volunteer