Sunday, November 15, 2009

Our Vet's day

We spent Veteran’s day in service to different people and areas of our city in need of help. Over 150 campus crusade students gave up their vacation day to help the hurting areas and people in our midst. Many of us spent time in Franklinton, one of the poorest areas of town, rebuilding gardens necessary for food for the folks in that area. Others worked in food pantries, while others helped in homeless shelters. Bart and the guys in the Bible study he leads went to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity for the day. What a joy! Bart spent a couple hours of the day with a guy he met named Ray. They were picking up appliances for people to take back to the Habitat restore. Ray opened up quickly about how he had lost his wife and 2 of his kids in a house-fire, the pain it caused, and the difficulties in trusting God following that tragedy. Bart had the joy of talking to him of the trustworthiness of God and empathizing was Ray about the horrors of being in a world fallen and tainted by sin. Bart also got to help Ray’s understanding of faith, which he had a few questions about. More than a couple times upon the trip, Ray said, “God meant for us to ride together, Bart. Thank you for everything.”

1 comment:

Greg said...

Wow, that was a great way to spend the day and a very powerful incident... it makes you stop and think... I do believe that everything happens for a reason...