SCV Homeless Shelter
A couple times a tear the Grace family has an opportunity to serve the local homeless shelter through the providing and serving of meals and sack lunches. Read stories of how God uses serving others to remind us of His great provision that goes beyond just our physical need.
Received Tuesday 3/9/10
One of my favorite "lessons" came from a man who is a sign twirler for one of the local tax services. He is out there trying to get people to notice the business by twirling a sign. He was telling me that he is trying to readjust his mindset to realize how much he actually has, rather than focus on what he does not have. You wanna talk about being humbled!
I am a single mother and I spend many a night scared or crying because I feel I do not have the means to provide for my daughter in the means that I would like and the economy is just making things even more difficult. But, I have a place to call my own, a refrigerator with food, I am seeking an education and my daughter is happy and well adjusted. Talk about who needs the attitude adjustment! And here this man is recognizing what he has been blessed with and he has no permanent home. Sometimes I wonder if I am correct when I have said "I have served at the shelter." Yes, I cleaned. I had a smile at the ready and conversation on tap. Yet, I feel I came away with so much. Maybe, it is more apt to say that we are helping and serving each other as God called us to do. It is a mutual service, not just one person being a giver and one the receiver. I know it didn't work that way for me.
Received Tuesday 3/9/10
I was part of the group that went to the shelter last night…It was a fruitful night! There were probably about 32 people last night. About 6 of them were Spanish speaking people. When I arrived to the shelter Erica (the person in charge of the team) had already permission from the supervisor to hand out tracks and Grace’s information to the clients, and she was doing that at each table. Well, my husband and Julia Palare sat down with the Spanish speaking people who showed interest in having conversations… and ended with ONE decision to follow Christ!! Saul is the name of our new brother in Christ !!! He seemed to be really touched by what my husband read in Romans 3:10-26 that lead him to feel accepted and loved by God!! WE PRAISED THE LORD FOR THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY!THE PRIVILEGE TO SERVE HIM IS AMAZING!!!