Thursday was our Jubilee BBQ day at the Beach. The beach here is packed with run-away teens and homeless folk. We through them a BBQ and had a great time doing so. Even though some may not have deserved it we gave them resources and hung out with everyone, trying to love them unconditionally. We do this with the jubilee year in mind. A time when God would put everyone at the same level, he would restore those who may have not even deserved it.
Thursday night was the community meal at the church we stayed at. We were able to serve over 120 people and it was amazing! Lizzie and Robin shared from the word of God about the GRACE of God and also about watching who we affiliate ourselves with. The whole group was able to lead the homeless in an awesome time of worship. They had the choir sway and clap down also!
One man shared with the group about how he wanted to commit suicide. In such a loving way the teens were able to counsel him, take the necessary precautions, love him, and pray for him. One student even gave up his own shoes to comfort this man. The homeless man left in joyful tears feeling the love of Christ through the students. This is what Christ was talking about when He said to go the second mile. A Crazy Love!