Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday {Dinner for 40}

We were lucky enough to accompany our daughter and her confirmation class when they made and served dinner at a homeless shelter this weekend.  It was a first for us and I'm so glad we did it.
I mostly helped with the set up since the kids were cooking. Do you like our "U" formation of the tables?  It was really enlightening to sit, chat and eat with the gentlemen who were staying there.  I haven't stopped thinking about them since.  I know I was surprised at what homelessness looks like and it wasn't what I expected.


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11 comments:

Tamar SB said...

What a wonderful act of chesed (kindness in Hebrew)!

My dad and uncle run an AIDS care agency in Chester. Growing up around that was a wonderful experiences b/c it taught me who this population really is and I am SO grateful for those lessons/experiences.

Karen said...

What a great opportunity for all involved. Growing up, I always believed issues like hunger, unemployment and homelessness belonged only to people who chose to not work. There is so much need all around us. What a great service you all provided!

carol l mckenna said...

What a wonderful and caring thing to do ~ Wow~ great photos and creative young adults ~

artmusedog and carol, xxx

Carla from The River said...

My prayers are with you. I know what you mean about doing something and then not being able to stop thinking about it/them.
Will you be doing it again?

camp and cottage living said...

Heather
We do live in our sheltered worlds. It was so good of you to go along with your daughter, Heather. I'm sure the experience will stay with you for a long time.

Creations By Cindy said...

How awesome! YES, I do like your U formation!!! But I love how you came alongside of your daughter to minister to the homeless. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Bliss said...

All my kids tell a similar tale about serving at a homeless shelter. They too were surprised.

Becky said...

What an awesome experience for all of you!! At my job, I work with homeless men and women every day. It's so great that you guys did this :)

Ida said...

What a great thing to participate in. Our old church use to do a Soup Kitchen for the homeless twice a week but I never got around to volunteering.

Katie said...

This is such an awesome experience. I love that their confirmation class did this. It sounds like such a meaningful trip.

Morgan said...

It is definitely an experience to volunteer to help the homeless. It's so interesting to hear their stories as they tell where they came from and how they got to where they are now. I have gone to visit the homeless a few times with my church and we sit and talk with them for a while and I was surprised at how much they seemed like us. Just talking about life and about trying to find jobs and the day to day stuff we all go through.

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