We are making a conscience effort to reach out to people in our community that are different than us. Different backgrounds, race, traditions, opinions, etc. Our goal is not to see these people as mission projects, but as friends.
I’ve told you about my friend Willie and I’ve also told you about my friend Haley and the people she’s developed a relationships with. She (and our bible study group) have been trying to reach out to some low-income people through a feeding project that we do on Sunday nights. She’s become very close with a young family that’s way behind on their rent. She’s been driving them around helping them apply for jobs and finally securing a job for the young mother.
Yesterday was food stamp day, a day when many low-income and unemployed people get to buy food. Yesterday was also a day Haley won’t forget. In a return act of kindness for all Haley has done to help this young family, they offered her some of their food stamps as a gift. Food stamps! Thatt’s just amazing to me.
Once again I’m reminded how small acts of kindness and mercy bring out the same in others.
God is good.