So often people will ask us what a typical day looks like here at Soaring Wings Ministries. I have to answer that question by saying that there is no such thing as a typical day here, in fact, we sometimes long for a typical day but then we remember that what we are doing here is not very typical! Would you consider praying with a homeless man who is in his car part of a typical day? I sure wouldn't....but that is exactly what our daughter, Meredith, did last week. We were in Fort Collins, getting ready to set up for our time serving Donuts With Friends. It was a bit chilly outside and there was major construction going on around the park where the homeless people gather so we had to go looking for the homeless people. We walked down a street, coffee and donuts in hand, hoping to run into some people in need. It didn't take us long before we saw two vehicles parked along the side of the road. One was a camper with several people coming out of it and another was a car with a man sitting in the driver's seat. The camper had a young boy, about 7 years old, playing outside of it. He was very excited to see us, but his mother was not. As we walked over to the camper the man in the car rolled down his window and so Meredith approached him and asked if he would like some coffee and donuts. The man told Meredith that he didn't need anything but he said he was a Christian and he asked Meredith if she would pray with him. I wish I had a picture to show you of Meredith standing in the street, her hand through the window on the shoulder of the homeless man...both of their heads bowed and eyes closed in prayer to their Lord and Savior. I don't know what they prayed for or about, I didn't ask, but I know that Meredith fed him in a way that was more important than food.
Anita Rennells is the author of this blog. She and her husband have moved to Colorado when Ed retired and are in the process of opening a ranch to help homeless young adults.
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