Saturday morning a small group of singles from our church went downtown to feed the homeless/poor. We are one of eight teams that works with Bread of Life ministries. This ministry has been serving lunches every Saturday afternoon for the past 20 years. Needless to say, they have a pretty well established reputation and we arrived Saturday afternoon to over a hundred people already waiting in line for chili dogs. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but simply offered chips and fruit cups along with a smile and “God bless you.” I was encouraged and humbled by the sincere “thank yous” we received throughout the day and could only pray that they were being blessed by more than simply the food we had to offer. Several of our team was talking with and praying for the men and women in line as they waited for their food and there was also a man who just showed up and started preaching up a little storm. After a while he started singing some old hymns and one of my friends Anne Elizabeth started singing with him. It was such a beautiful sight to behold as these two raised their hands in worship to the Lord right in the middle of the parking lot.
I pray that the Lord was glorified through our service and that as he is working in the hearts and lives of those men and women that I get more opportunities to be a small part of his greater plan.
I don’t have any pictures of the actual event, but here are a few fun ones of the prep time.