Miguel AngelThis week we changed our food distribution nights from Tues, Thurs, Sat, to Mon, Wed, Frid. We had noticed a big drop in numbers on Saturdays and Tuesdays we found out that a Catholic church down the road was handing out food. Change is hard on our friends and we wondered how it would initially affect what we were doing, but decided it was the best decision long term. So we went on Monday and are numbers were way down, no big surprise, but it's always disappointing to see less people. Well we made up for it on Wednesday. People were there waiting when we arrived and came pouring in the whole time. It also helped that we had bologna sandwiches, a new favorite. The past few months one of my good friends, David Logue, and his interns Jenn Hines and Jessica Lawrence, have made a big effort to join us each time with hand out food. They have been a huge blessing to our ministry and they are starting to feel like part of our team. God provides answers and blessings in so many unexpected places.
Jenn and Marbella
Claudette, one of our old favorites. We hadn't seen her in months. When I asked her why she said, "Well, I cause a lot of trouble, and I didn't want to cause trouble here."
That breaks my heart. I love her so much.
Jenn and Jess talking to one of the young prostitutes
Wender and his new girlfriend
A really sweet little girl who just happened by with her momma.
Jairo and I. He keeps telling me he wants to change but is having a really hard time leaving the drugs behind.
David staring in through the bars.
I love that Reina sees and need and tries to fill it. I love that our building can be a beacon of hope and security in the lives of some very hopeless and fearful people. God has blessed us and I pray that he continue to bless this ministry.