Monday, January 5, 2009
We Must Be Doing Something Right
About 45 minutes ago a guy came into our church to ask our facility director for some extra money to help pay his bus fare. Morris gave him a few bucks and the guy went on his way.
That's what we thought anyway...
Instead, he went upstairs into the sanctuary and stole the laptop that runs all of our multimedia.
Morris called the police and they came for descriptions and serial numbers.
We'll probably never see the laptop again. You know what, its $1000 and at the end of the day its not going to shut us down. We will still worship this week, with or without the use of multimedia. God will continue to pour out his love, and through us, hopefully we'll be something tangible to a person in need.
Crime sucks. Thievery sucks. So don't do it.
But I hope this guy, whoever he is and wherever he might be right now, learns to change his ways. Feels a little better from the bus fare we did give him. And if he is in such need, that his resorting to stealing is completely felt as necessary, I hope the lifting of the laptop gets him over the hump - enough so that he can stop.
All in all though, something tells me we must be doing something right. We're located in a place that says we can help, and there are people in need all around us.
I think I get fooled by the guise of being in "the suburbs," that poverty and need is somehow non-existent. Welp, today proved otherwise.
Tonight, pray for this guy.
That's all for now,
Posted by Ross Christopher at 12:50 PM