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Topic: New boots for a homeless man



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soul_mateys

Member Since:
2005-12-18

Last week I finished reading under the overpass and it left a huge impact on me. ayYesterday on my way to house church and I took a wrong turn on the highway. I was on the exit ramp and there was a man there holding a cardboard sign asking for some help. I called him over to my car an told him that I didn't have any money, and if there was anything else he needed. He told me he would like to have some food. The light turned green so I had to go. Instead of getting back on the highway and going to house church I drove to the nearest gas station and bought him some food, water, and coffee. When I drove past the intersection that he was at previously he wasn't there. So I drove back and forth about five times to see if I had missed him. Eventually I did find him at a bus stop not too far from the intersection. I parked and brought him the food. When I gave him the food I found out that he didn't drink coffee. He said the reason was because he wanted to stay healthy. We talked for about ten to fifteen minutes while I was talking to him I noticed that his tennis shoes were really worn out. He told me that he had gotten frost bite on a couple of his toes a couple nights ago. When we were finished talking I shook his hand and said goodbye.
The next day I really wanted to give him a pair of shoes that would keep his feet warm. I had a pair of hiking boots and decided that he would need them more than I would. I drove to the same intersection that he was at yesterday and gave him the pair of shoes. He said looked at the shoe size and said that they were too big and gave them back to me. I had a pair of gloves that I wanted to give to him so I gave them to him also. I felt so bad that he did not have a pair of good shoes to wear that I drove to the nearest shoe store an bought him a pair of waterproof boots. On my way back to his intersection I passed another man with a cardboard sign. I showed him my boots, and he was so thankful that he had a pair of boots that were his size. The shoes he was wearing were really worn out and weren't providing any protection from the elements. I then arrive to the intersection were the man I had met yesterday was. I parked again and walked over. He recognized me from yesterday. I showed him the new boots that I had just bought him, and he tried them on right away. We ended up talking for an hour and a half on an exit ramp of a busy intersection. He told me his thought on marriage, the war on Iraq, and christians. At the end of our conversation I invited him to house church in two weeks. I told him that I would pick him up at this very intersection at four oclock. He told me that he would be there. Please pray that my house church will be able to hook him up with a new jacket and new clothes when he comes.

Posted: 2005-12-19 19:41:00
c8isgreat

Member Since:
2006-02-08

If only more of us did things like that-that's what's it all about. Being Jesus to the people around us and loving on them. Keep it up!

Posted: 2006-02-08 15:28:00
PBJ THE WAY

Member Since:
2006-02-27

I READ WHAT YOU WROTE,AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF HOW AWSOME GOD IS TO MOVE PEOPLE TO STEP OUT. DONT STOP NOW, REMEMBER THE FEELING GOD PUT IN YOUR HEART AFTER DELIVERING THOSE BOOTS. IT NEVER CHANGES.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.IF YOU NEED A COAT,ANYTHING ELSE I WILL SHIP YOU ONE.WE ARE TRYING TO BE PEOPLE OF THE CHURCH HELPING PEOPLE,AS JESUS DID.

PBJ THE WAY


Posted: 2006-02-28 07:17:00
Rebecca

Member Since:
2008-10-23

this topic couldnt help but brought back a memory from YC 2006 Newfoundland..........the day after you told the story when your sandles broke and you fix them duck tape ya did that in front of some guys ya meet at church they didnt buy ya sandles..........so the day after you spoke some guys bought you some sandles and you said ya would give it to a homeless guy you see back home

Posted: 2008-07-23 15:34:25
 




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