We packed his back pack full of bottled water and sack lunches. I talked to him about seeking shelter and gave him Open Door Mission’s number. His eyes were full of tears as he gave a final hug, and I asked once more if I could call Open Door Mission to come pick him up. He assured me he had a plan for his night and would be fine.
This boy didn’t say much or tell us much about his life story. He did teach us about being full of thankfulness, that life is precious, and that sometimes all you need is a hug and to know that someone truly cares about you.
He left knowing that he was loved, cared for, prayed for, and (most importantly) he left hearing that there is a Man named Jesus Who came to this earth, died on a cross for him, and Who loves him more than he can imagine. This boy left knowing that God sends people like our Open Door mission Streets of Omaha Volunteers to show love, acceptance, and grace to those we meet. That is the overflow of the same that has been shown to us.
Yes it started with a sack lunch and water but it ended with this hungry boy feeling full, accepted, and LOVED!
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