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I Can Do Something

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I Can Do Something

As someone from a still developing country, I never thought that there were homeless people in the United States.  I used to think that Americans were always living the American Dream.  When I moved to Georgia, my parents bought a house in the suburbs.  I heard stories that there are homeless people, but never really accepted it since I had never seen them.  Maybe I had seen them, but never really seen them.  My Sunday 2 Sunday metro Atlanta tour was the true eye opener for me. My first night with the team, we couldn’t really walk around.  It was just a driving tour. It was raining hard, so we couldn’t get out of the car and walk around. That first night was...

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Valentines Day for 3

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Valentines Day for 3

In this part of the world we are coming down from the high known as Valentines Day. Some say it’s a day of consumerist excess forced down our throats by corporate big shots. Still there are others who get all too caught up in the festivities of the oversized teddy bears, chocolate roses, and sentimental singing pop-up cards. Still, there are those in the middle of the road. We’re pleased to be able to enjoy the free heart shaped doughnut and coffee from the office break room. Valentines day is a day for sharing your heart a little more with those you cherish, be they significant others, children, parents, or friends. But what if, for a second, during Valentines Day...

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Opened Eyes

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Opened Eyes

I have been on S2S more than once, but the experiences were completely different. After the first time I went, I had such a righteous anger about the poverty and people who had lost hope. It drove me to want to continue to do the tour so I could share the love of God with them. As I walked through what I thought was a familiar place, I began to see my city’s true colors. Those colors not being the glamorous city many people believe to be true. They were the colors of hurt, hopelessness, and tragedy. When I saw the look of defeat on the people’s faces it hurt me. I could almost feel their heartache inside of my spirit. At the time I hated feeling that way, but now...

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Homeless People Are People Too

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Homeless People Are People Too

I was hesitant to write this because I never want to be one who brags over the fact that they did something that God is proud of. So instead of bragging about what I did this week, I’ll talk about what God showed me. This week I did an in-town missions trip with a Sunday to Sunday Tour. Each night a group of people and myself got together and did something to show the love and truth of God in the metro-Atlanta area. It’s common for churches to travel across borders and do this, but quite uncommon for them to do this in their own back yard. So this was a unique experience in itself. What I learned is that as a Christian, every day can be a missions experience. Maybe...

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Meeting Jeanie

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Meeting Jeanie

Someone made me cry tonight. Not because I was wronged or hurt, but because of their beauty. Strange I know, but true. The feeling was foreign to me, because I’ve never cried over someone’s beauty. I’m not quite talking about her physical beauty, even though she was, but her inner beauty is what captured me. I didn’t even notice her at first. She wasn’t asking for anything, just sitting contently with her life in the bag next to her. As she talked to me, I felt the love of God. Nothing supernatural happened, just a beautiful woman speaking to me. As she spoke, I felt like I was a young granddaughter intrigued by the stories of a wise grandmother. It was...

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