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First let me congratulate Mike for this great book. It was an easy and exciting read. This story did remind me of the movie Platoon, where the main character played by Charlie sheen dropped out of college and went to Vietnam. When he told his fellow soldiers this, they thought he was crazy and said you have to be rich in the first place to think like that and called him a crusader. I think this experience helped Mike and Sam to realize something that many do not realize. There is the world and the need is all a round us. The need is for people to come to the saving knowlege of the gospel of Christ. All who do not know Christ are in this category. I live close to San Francisco, CA and have had many experiences with the homeless. There are many mentally ill people who need professional help. Then you have scammers out there, most of them are drug addicts who do not want to change. I have had people with signs that say "will work for food" and when you offer to give them work they refuse (12 an hr to sand with an electric sander). Then there are some people who are in a bad situation and truly need help and want to change. I am amazed with all of the illegal immigrants an foreigners that come here and by the third generation they are doctors and lawyers. They work hard to start businesses and they live the American dream. You know this is not limited to foreigners. There has to be a willingness to change. It is like repentance. Least you repent you will not inherit the kingdom of God. If you know the gospel and do not obey you are no different than Satan. The bible says if a man does not work neither shall he eat (2 Thes 3:10). We need to be balanced and I mostly agree with what you have said. I just wanted to offer you another perspective. The difference beteween a discussion and an arguement is in a discussion you examine the different points of view and everyone walks away knowing more. In an arguement someone has to be right.

God bless,

Posted: 2005-10-07 14:00:00

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