This week was a roller-coaster! Tuesday was our soup night at LUM-Aspen joined me and we served soup as usual, but it was pretty sad this time. The guests are provided with a meal, a shower, and a bed for the night and then a grab and go breakfast the next morning. The are often dressed like you and me, and willing to share their story and have a chat. You probably wouldn’t even know they lived a harder life if you saw them walking down the street-but this week was different. One of the guests was extremely hungry-scarfed down our food so fast and came back for more-he didn’t stay to shower, didn’t stay to sleep on a comfortable bed. We were shocked into the reality of homelessness. It made us both cry-what was his story? Would he be back? If you remember, pray for him please-he had obvious signs of a very hard life that had left him with very little speech, difficulty walking, and a huge hunger!!
Wednesday we watched kids for the Dangerous Women’s bible study-it was hilarious, lots of kids, pizza, chicken nuggets, and juice boxes. We had several that were Russian so that added a delightful twist to things-super sweet kids that just had a blast playing downstairs with us!! The next morning I headed out to Florida to surprise my good friend for her 30th birthday but got back to co-host a Gross Out Sunday welcome for our upcoming 6th graders with the Battle Ground church! We played a TON of messy games including musical whip cream pies, egg roulette, best shaving cream hair-do’s (my hair still smells like Gillette by the way), jello slurp, an egg drop where you broke eggs into a cup on someone’s forehead, egg toss, we threw sauerkraut at them, and invited them to bob for candy bars in a toilet (brand new!!) filled with lemonade. It was HILARIOUS!!!! We followed up the gross games with smores and hot dogs over a campfire. We ended the evening by inviting all of them to understand more fully the joy of living a life for Jesus! That we have a ton of fun without all the junk this world says we need-that all we need is Jesus. It was awesome.