Well – as Chuck asked – here are my thoughts on being back in this special place called Jerusalem.
First of all – Thank you to those who checked into the blog while I was away! Now that I am back we'll be sharing thoughts from Jerusalem regularly again.
In a way I have several feelings circulating through my mind after the Feed The Hungry trip to Africa.
Foremost is the fact that FTH is doing a great job in so many different places – literally world wide! But down in Africa it really was something to see the improvements that were made in both facilities and distribution and to see the lives that are being helped because of caring folks who want to make the difference in the lives of these children.
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The other thing is the great emphasis not only on feeding the stomach of these kids – but also feeding their souls. What a great need – and what a great way! I suppose that is where the tie in is to being back in Jerusalem.
Where ever we are – whoever we come into contact with – whenever we can, our mandate as believers in the Gospel is to share it. We also must be prepared to help our fellow man.
Now God helped jumpstart that process at Pentecost here in Jerusalem. You remember it was here where Jewish men where gathered from all over the Mediterranean to celebrate the holiday when God pushed forth His message of redemption through the languages of these travelers.
Everyday as I walk the narrow streets and go up and down the countless steps of the Old City I hear the languages of the world. My prayer is that God may meet these good people here – and bring them, and their friends and family back home – closer to Him.
I can not feed these people food, but I can pray! This is the only way I can help to feed the souls of the countless masses who pass through Jerusalem.
Join me – in supporting the fine work of FTH, and in praying for God to meet all of mans' needs!
Thanks for your time,