When is the last time you sat on the very front pew in church?? For the whole service! 200 plus people behind us, preacher almost on our toes and the choir staring at us trying to figure out why we were there and who we were sitting with! What fun we had and what a blessing we received! Let me explain.
Remember Sean, Bill & Tom from the PATH? Well as residents of the shelter, they are required to attend church both Sunday morning & Sunday evening. Last evening three of the five men residents sat on the very front row! I went up to them before service started to "chit chat" and they asked me to get mama and come sit with them! What to do??!! So mama and I sat with them. There we were; Sean, me, Bill, mama & Tom! Right up on the very front row! The guys thoroughly enjoyed it! At the end of the service several people wanted to know who the three guys were. I introduced them as our "grand children"! The guys went ballistic! The guys straightened that out after a bit. Everyone had a good laugh.
Last night mama and I got the blessing. We have been praying that we will be Christian examples to these men and that they will accept us and be comfortable around us.
We head back north in two weeks. Pray for the men and women of the PATH the they will first and foremost commit their lives to Christ. Secondly, that they can get a fresh start on life. Mama and I? We are already excited about returning next fall!! God is so Good!!