Holy Hotness!

Our thermometer is reading 102 F degrees in Pleasanton, CA.

Air-conditioning in Big Buster is heaven after a long day of public transportation, walking, meeting new people and figuring out San Francisco!  We have decided that the BART train is definitely the most expensive public transit nation-wide.  But as we were reminded by our son, Avery, after getting frustrated with some of the BART workers, “They are just trying to do their job.”  Ah, wise words out of the mouth of a six-year-old.

We met up with Evan, pastor of The Homeless Church in Frisco, and joined their service in the morning.  They meet outside at the Embarcadero, near the Ferry Building.  Anyone is invited to join and sit, listen and eat breakfast after.  We are looking forward to meeting more of them at their Grace Healing Home this week.  Very sweet people who love Jesus so much!

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Next stop, Cornerstone Church in the Mission district and very yummy real Chinese food for lunch.

By 4:30 we made it back to Big Buster.

Two men we met today:

George who is homeless that had a cold and was convinced it was because of the smog.  Once again, our kids brought him joy as they ran around and picked flowers while Evan gave the message at the Homeless Church.  George has been hardened by the streets and needs Jesus to speak Love and Tenderness to him.

Tom who we met at the bus station.  We don’t really know his real name because he claimed he didn’t know it (and I believe him).  I asked him jokingly at first if his name was Tom and he said, “yes”, so we will stick with it.  Tom is mentally ill, like many folks we meet.  I cleaned his glasses for him after he rooted through the garbage, looking for a napkin to clean them with.  Tom is a man who is lonely, only concerned with the basics of life, and needs the Kindness of Jesus.

We meet people on a daily basis like this but we don’t always write about them.  Just little snippets or moments.  Today I felt compelled to.  They are important and worthy of being written about.  Children of God, just like you and me.

It was a Holy Hotness day, thank you Jesus!

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6 Responses

  1. yay, glad you got connected!

  2. even though i have never yet commented, i am always so blessed by your emails and blogs. they remind me of what is truly, truly important and worthy of my time and energy…God’s children. thank you so much for sharing your stories with those of us who need them.

  3. I am in awe of what you do. I work in downtown Portland and have vowed to give food (but not a handout) to anyone who asks. There is also a newspaper for the homeless called “Street Roots” and I have committed to buy a copy from anyone who asks out loud. Too many simply stand by the curb and pan handle. But your testimony touches me greatly. I need to reach out more in love than in some pharrisitic rule!

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. wow- you guys always produce such great reminders. i praise God for servants like you. they are few and far between!
    love,
    katy

  5. Thanks for sharing your day!
    love,
    Dad

  6. It is so great how God answers our prayers! You are connnected to a church that sounds just like what you were hoping and praying for. We love you. MOM

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