Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Day 2 Happy Day Project Recap: Feed The Homeless

As you know, I'm participating with the Happy Day Project this week! It's a wonderful opportunity to share Jesus and bless others before the craziness of the shopping Christmas season takes over any remaining sanity we may have. You can visit Jeanett's blog for the details.

Yesterday's task was to feed the homeless. It doesn't matter how, as long as you're SEEING them and blessing them in some way. Ideally one might go get a gift card and give it personally to someone on a street corner. Smile and show them that God's not given up on them. If you can't do that, donate to a worthy cause or organization that helps the homeless. Jeanett's idea was to gift someone around the world through Compassion's Christmas Catalog.

I love this idea, but you see, my soft-hearted hubby wanted to participate too. His brilliant thought was to give to somewhere local, that really impacts the homeless right here in our community. We immediately thought of our local rescue mission.

The statistics are staggering

I grew up going there often. We were never technically homeless that I know of, but we often ate there, volunteered there, received help there, and loved on people there. What better place to think of than somewhere local that has directly impacted my life for the better?

They're currently hosting a campaign to help folks especially during this upcoming holiday season. For $2.80 you can feed someone a Thanksgiving meal. That's less than a coffee at Starbucks. That's less than a meal at Wendy's. How can you help these people see Jesus? Feel loved and cared for? Get a new start? The true stories are touching, of course, but I'm thrilled to see this particular man on the road to his dream job. How wonderful for him that this place exists! How wonderful for me that they were there for me!

If you're interested in helping or learning more, visit the website and donate here.


Chris said...

I love how your experiences have given me a greater perspective of things like this and made it much more real to me. It's amazing to see God's redemption first hand.

{cuppakim} said...

i love this susan.
there were a few ways my family was helped out as a kid - and it is always special to give back through the same way. :)

love your heart. cant wait to see what you get to be a part of!

Meredith said...

What an awesome idea to spend a week focusing on others before the craziness of Christmas sets in...I agree that November and Thanksgiving should be all about this! So cool!

Meredith said...

I'm dying to know how the rest of Happy Week went....!