Thursday, January 28, 2010
Making Room for 1 More
This week we invited a young man to come live with us who has been living out of his car. His car got stolen the other day, and it had everything he owned inside. We have known him for about 5 years; he used to be in our youth group, but we hadn't seen him in a few years. During the last year, however, he began showing up at church again on Sunday mornings. He would come in carrying his skateboard and his backpack, and sit right in the front row. I was excited to see him again. Little did I know that he would soon become a new resident in our home.
Without going too much into his story, I would like to ask you to pray for him. He has had a rough life, and is trying to get on the right track. He is going to stay here for one month, and during that time we are going to try to help him find a job and a place to live. For now, he is sleeping on our hide-a-mat in our office. The first night he was here, I apologized that he would be in cramped quarters but told him I hoped it would be a warm bed. He replied, "do you know how long it has been since I've slept in a bed? AND with a cat? I love cats!" :)
We are enjoying having him around. Martin drops him off in the morning to look for work, and picks him up to bring him home in the late afternoon. Our church is helping us meet his physical needs, but if you could please pray for him, it would be much appreciated. His major needs are for a full-time job (he is looking for anything), a place to stay (with very low rent), and transportation. Please also pray that we would show him Christ's love in a real, tangible, life-changing way. We see a very bright future ahead for him.
Posted by Jaimie at 2:10 PM