Happy Voting day!
Today I’m reminded of the sweet privilege we have in the United States to choose our leaders, one that is not available to the citizens of many other nations. To quote Spiderman, “With great power comes great responsibility”. Regardless of who wins the election or for whom you are voting, I hope that you all will take part in the process and vote according to your beliefs and convictions. Samuel Adams describes our responsibility this way, “Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”
Also, to follow up on my last post, our Halloween/Street Church was eventful as always (a fight broke out during the opening worship song, but was quickly subdued). David told me later that he was able to pray for two of our Street Church members after Kim gave the message. Since we are able to attend Street Church week after week we have been able to build some pretty great relationships with the street kids and moms.
Thankfully, we had plenty of volunteers in the children’s area so I was able to relax and hang out with the kiddos. Many of their costumes were hilarious. We had a honey pot, a skeleton, four or five princesses and an angel. A few costumes were unidentifiable. We bought so much candy that each child ended up with at least two bags full. I don’t know how thrilled their parent’s were, but we enjoyed handing them out! Yes, we still have a good deal still left over.
The pictures below are from our “sorting party” before Street Church. I may have snuck a few Reeses cups out for myself. 😉
You all are truly changing lives here in Houston through your support. Thank you! We cannot emphasize enough how we appreciate our support team!