What I Received from the Homeless

My entire mission team in Houston made a commitment to each other to reach out to the poor and the homeless every chance we get. We carry bottles of water, granola bars, and blankets in our car for anyone who may be in need. But more than that, we commit to asking the homeless their names and how we can specifically pray for them.

And this year, the poor and homeless have blessed me.

Prayers for People with no Time to Pray

Ever feel like you don’t have time to pray?

Not exactly sure where to fit your prayer time in between school, homework, soccer practice, family dinner, babysitting, work, and those seven or eight hours of sleep you are supposed to get every night?

Or maybe you were starting to find that balance between prayer and work last semester but now that your schedule has changed, you feel like you have to start all over again.

There’s No Such Thing as Too Late

Even though they were late arrivals, that didn’t stop them from having a life-changing encounter with Jesus. When they finally made it the place Jesus was they were overjoyed. When they saw “the child with Mary his mother, they prostrated themselves and did him homage. They opened their treasures” to Him and allowed Jesus into their lives (Matthew 2:10-11).

The Girl Who Was Afraid

So we are halfway through the year of our theme of Fearless. Maybe you have really embraced the theme so far. Or maybe you haven’t even thought about our theme this year. Either way, let me share with you a story that has challenged me this year to be fearless. It’s about a young woman: […]