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mailbag: Heroes.

We received this note last week from Steve Darr our volunteer extraordinaire who runs Open Door Ministry (our food pantry) on Thursday nights.

“Quite a story about the plane crash yesterday…but let me share with you our own hero story from last night.  It was about 9:30pm and temperatures outside were around 1 degree above zero.  (We had other heroes who braved the frigid temperatures also to help others but that is another story.)  Anyhow there were just a few of us left in the building when two boys and their Dad walked in through the front door of ODM, obviously quite cold.   The boys immediately ripped off their shoes to reveal socks that were completely covered with snow and ice.  It turns out that the three of them had been to ODM earlier to get food and had a flat tire on Sheldon Rd.  They walked from Sheldon to Lilley in the snow and frigid temperatures.

One of our ODM heroes saw their situation and went upstairs to see if we had some warm dry socks for the boys and thankfully we did. Within minutes of their arrival our volunteer was on his knees helping the boys out of their wet cold socks and rubbing their feet to bring warmth to them.    Putting dry socks on their feet and new boots (that had just been donated this week) the boys were shown the love of Christ in a very real way.

Looking over at this scene and watching our volunteer care for their feet reminded me of Jesus washing His disciples feet. It was a scene I won’t forget.  I think those boys will remember for years to come — how they walked through the snow in near zero temps and a stranger rubbed their cold feet and put warm socks on them. ”   — Steve Darr,  ODM

Everyday in ways too numerous to count,  God is using the people of Connection Church to connect others to Christ.    I read a quote once that has stuck with me,  “Want to go deeper?  You are only as deep as the last person you’ve served.”


One Response

  1. *crying*

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