This morning, we hung out in downtown Austin with the homeless.
A handful of families convened and brought breakfast foods to an empty parking lot across from a shelter.
We served coffee, eggs, bacon, and cereal...out of the back of a pick-up truck.
Our 4-year-old handed out homemade oatmeal raisin cookies and bananas. She took this task quite seriously.
Both Stephanie and I were able to pray with some people. Stephanie prayed for a woman who was worried she might be pregnant. I met three homeless men in particular who I won't forget - Michael, Collin, and Paul.
One of the cool things about the group that we gave with is that they serve breakfast like this on the fourth Saturday of every month! They aren't a non-profit organization - just a group of friends who decided that they should care for the homeless. They make all of the food themselves and just show up (along with their small children). We were inspired by their example.
"Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Have you ever served food to the homeless? What might you and your friends be able to do to help the people in your community?
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