Showing Jesus Through Actions

May 6, 2014  |     |   General

I had the privilege of chaperoning 17 program men at the Creighton baseball game on Saturday night (Jays won 4-3 in 11 innings).  The weather was perfect and it was a special night as Creighton honored our U.S. military and especially those Nebraskans and Iowans–women and men–who have lost their lives in service to their country.  It was especially moving after the game when the stadium lights were turned off and a single military trumpeter–spotlighted on the field–played “Taps” as photos of the men and women were scrolled on the Jumbo-tron screen.

     Our program men exhibited excellent behavior throughout the night, were consistently making themselves accountable to their chaperone, and were returned to the Mission without incident.  Not only do I offer this report to say how well the men represented themselves, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Open Door Mission, but also to give thanks for the 5-7 minutes that these men stood together, removed their caps, and honored the fallen with sincere silence.  What a moment! 
     One additional blessing I received was the honor of observing and greeting a gentleman from the Garland Thompson Men’s Center emergency side who was working at the stadium that night, cleaning up the concourse and the restrooms.  His smile, friendliness, and humble demeanor are a credit to Pat and all who serve at the Open Door Mission, restoring dignity to those who are willing to work and who call the Open Door Mission, for now, their place of residence.  Definitely a plus 1.
     It was a night I will long remember and be thankful for.
Another servant,
Scott Driscoll