Our guest blogger, Jeff, is back from Puerto Rico. This is the afterword to his post a couple weeks ago…
Puerto Rico was above and beyond anything I could have expected!
We got to be out on the streets talking to, praying for, feeding and providing basic necessities of homeless people. We spent time sharing the love of God through acts of service for people who couldn’t believe we would accept no compensation. One day one of our team members was given a used pencil from a women in her 40s who lived under a tarp on the the side of a downtown sidewalk. This woman looked like any pretty mom that you would see at the grocery store but she was completely trapped by her addictions. The pencil that she gave was the best item she had to offer. It was very touching!
We also had the opportunity to speak at churches, in housing projects as well as in a rehabilitation center–all with a mission to express that Jesus gives hope for brokenness, healing for those who are sick and freedom for those who are in a dark place in life. One day I even got to make balloon animals as some others on our team painted the precious little faces of children in one of the largest housing projects in all of the US.
All that to say–What an amazing experience! Now… although my heart aches as I miss our team and the people of PR deeply, I guess it’s time to let God use what I saw in Puerto Rico to make a difference right here where I live.
I’ll never forget what I’ve seen!