Imagine not knowing where you next meal will come from. Imagine not knowing where you are to sleep tonight. Imagine having to make sacrifices everyday just so that you can survive. The High School youth group got the privilege of not just imagining all of that, but experiencing it. We went homeless for thirty hours. We ate lunch and dinner at the Mission in Holland with actual homeless people. We got to engage in conversations with homeless people who had amazing stories. When it started to get dark, we headed back to the Church to sleep outside in the woods on card board boxes. The girls and the guys split up into two groups. The guys had made it back before the girls, and when we (the girls) arrived back in the woods, we were very surprised at what we saw. The guys had caught a squirrel, and were roasting it over the fire. Some people actually ate the squirrel, while others looked at it with disgust on their faces. This homeless event changed the lives of many of us. We realized that we have so much compared to some people. Some people have absolutely nothing, however, they cling onto the Lord with everything that they have. I about fell to my knees when I saw these homeless people worshiping the Lord at Hart Side Church. They focus on nothing but the Lord. I could see Jesus shining brightly through each and every one of them. This proved to all of us that God is here with us, even though we can not see Him. God is holding each and every one of our hands. These homeless people taught us that God is bigger than all of our fears put together. God will rescue us from the darkness, and bring us back to a light that will never burn out. That is how big God’s love is for us.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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Saturday, October 6, 2012
I do not have any courage whatsoever right now to write. I have tried over and over again, but for some reason I can't. So, for this post, I'm just going to encourage you to look over to my dads blog if you haven't already. It is www.briankristi.blogspot.com. On there is the video of my moms funeral/burial service.
Posted by Brian & Kristi at 6:16 PM