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Beautiful Stranger

Hey Guys!
"God, I hear You calling out to me
In the voices of the least of these
Calling me to reach beyond my world
To the beautiful stranger" -Rebecca St James



A beautiful stranger, Brenda taught me a very good lesson. 


This weekend CBCHB took the Jr Highers to LA to serve the homeless, play Bingo with the elderly and serve at Midnight Mission(rehabilitation center for men.) What a great trip! It was a blessing to watch them grow and watch them serve, and most importantly watch their eyes and hearts open to His truth. The Lord did so much in their hearts and made them see that there are so many people with out Christ. I absolutely love serving in LA, God has taught me so much as well. 


...it was an early, cold and rainy day, the ground was freezing and there were people everywhere. My group and I were searching for someone to eat breakfast with and talk to. No luck. As we were crossing the street i saw her...barefoot, t-shirt, pants and a blanket. Her feet must have been numb. The blanket was a yellowish brownish color, hasn't been washed in ages. Her gray sweat pants were ripping and her t-shirt was very thin...but we walked right by and didn't stop. The pain in her eyes was piercing and it broke my heart to pieces. She was alone, and I wished i could get inside her head to see what she was thinking. I wanted to know her story. As i we passed her, I looked back, and although people were surrounding her they seemed a mile away from her, she was the only one i saw. I prayed as i walked away. 


We later met up with the rest of our group and we began sharing what we saw and what we learned and who we met. I began describing the beautiful stranger, and the other group said they met her and they talked to her. My soul leaped for joy, God is amazing. The Lord did not lead my group to talk to her, however He revealed one thing to me. He answers prayers. By me noticing her and praying for her, He revealed Himself by leading the other group to her. He is a good God. We must worship Him! 

 Brenda was the beautiful stranger, who when meeting the other group began praying to God, thanking Him for them. What a beautiful picture, she had nothing, yet everything in Christ! She taught me humility. The Lord not only reminded me that He is mighty and He always answers prayers, but that He humbled Himself to the point of dying for me. I need to be rich in Christ not material things of this world. I have a bible to read, Brenda didn't, yet she knew Christ. Amazing. 



The Lord used Brenda to humble me, to break me. I need to look beyond myself, look at the beautiful stranger. Bless her heart. 


We met a lot of great people, had good conversations with them. The Lord used the weak and poor to show me what i am to be doing for the rest of my life. Serve. Wherever i am, home, church, with friends, over seas, in HB, anywhere, i need to serve. Jesus came to serve, to heal, to love...i need to follow Him. 
My perspective on life has changed and I am seeing things more clearly. To be a servant is beautiful and it shouldn't be done in vain. I'm still in process of learning that, i am not perfect and it is hard, but the Lord is on my side. Indonesia is a perfect place for me, and i am excited to go..Thank you for your prayers. 


Also God has showed me that city life is for me...telling people in big cities about Christ, the true treasure. Homeless or rich-everyone needs to know Christ. We need to meet the one and only need...not food, clothing, etc..but Jesus. 


This blog is kind of all over the place, and probably is with many errors, forgive me. 
God bless you! =) praise Him for He is good, always!

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