Hello parents, including my own,
First of all, thank you for continuing to pray for us. We have walked into some incredible situations and seen God at work. Tonight the team is tired, and so we are taking a few hours to play games, blog and be a team together.
First to update, the crew has been through some incredible experiences. Yesterday was difficult, where the team expected to walk quickly through ministries and “maximize” our time. The thing with our ministry is – the more you speed up, the more you are out of what God has called us to. So yesterday, after two very fast-paced ministries, some of the kids were frustrated with feeling like a tourist (a good feeling). I prayed yesterday (alongside many of you) for us to encounter God. What we found last night was unbelievable.
Last night we decided to head out to the Hollywood Star Walk. The experience was not for tourism, but instead for the team to watch as the transition happened from tourism to homelessness (the 6-7pm hour). We walked into a fast food place and experienced what $2 chicken night looks like. The restaurant was filled with the homeless. I encouraged the kids to slow down and to have conversations with people, and they did. We met Tony and his wife Rachel, who were sleeping on the street, and Kendra, Sam, and I prayed for them. We continued our walk, and walked with eyes wide open to the homeless amongst the glitz and glamour of the strip. Pretty incredible. God really answered our prayers as we had deep conversations about our human response to tragedy, and how God oversees all.
Today was an incredible day. We are praying for many more.