Homeless today, Banjo was a 1965 High School All American…
and my Hero.
Banjo was a 1965 High School All American
What a thrill to see Banjo, my hero in High School, after counseling and praying today with him and 4 other Homeless men who rose up and boldly reconciled themselves with Almighty God. I had an eye out for Banjo for the past year, after hearing from friends that he was homeless, and in “bad shape”.
God has blessed Banjo through his homeless years. He looks great, alert, with no indication of addiction whatsoever, determined to do things God’s way instead of his way. It was such a relief to see he was clean, alert, highly intelligent,
determined…refusing to lose.
I had no clue it was Banjo in the group of 5 men who made Professions of Faith in God in response to my altar call this morning. As we huddled together praying and seeking God’s mercy for each man, there was a special bond I felt with this group of seekers, a unity with them I love but rarely have felt this deeply in all the years of praying with Homeless seekers. After we prayed, Banjo told me who he was, and I saw it was truly him. I mentioned my High School in my sermon, which got his attention and opened his mind further to the Word God gave us to hear.
I remember being a 8th, 9th, and 10th grader that marveled every time Banjo played, as he was 3 years ahead of me. I never missed a game.
Banjo inspired me to play basketball, his quiet demeanor hid a fierce warrior who simply refused to lose. He always played with class. The nickname Banjo…when he shot, he played String Music like nobody else.
I cannot convey what an honor it was to know today that God honored me, a JV player, to lead Banjo to find his personal relationship with God.
I write this through tears of emotion I cannot explain, but thankful to God for this great honor given me from simple obedience to His call.
We pray God brings Homeless from the North, South, East and West to our parking lot service to reconcile with God…
West Virginia, New York, Colorado, Mississippi, Nashville are the Homes these Homeless men left for Nashville. Pray for these 5 who made Professions of Faith today!
Homeless YOU Feed each and every week by your prayers and donations!
These men are enjoying Chick Fil A from Rivergate, Lasagna, Italian Sausage, and Meatballs from area Olive Gardens, bread and deserts from Publix Stores, Hermitage and Antioch! Please thank them!
BJ bags underwear and socks for this thankful Homeless man who had just picked out 2 nice shirts and a pair of work pants!
THANK YOU WHO DONATE OR COLLECT THESE VITAL CLOTHES!
MORE PRECIOUS MEMORIES!
SATURDAY JULY 3, 2010
Terrific Trained Volunteers Get it done…feeding 120, serving Hot Coffee, Iced Water, Hot Banquet Lunch, and a Sack Lunch to go! Praying, Counseling, Cleaning, Cooking, Serving food, drinks, Clothes, Preaching, Singing, Donating Food or Clothing, or Funding to make it all possible…we all share in this honor of God granted fruit!
Share these blessings…help us help others any Saturday morning… precious memories with your family that last for ETERNITY!
9 to Noon…HEAT, rain or snow, on Drexel Street at 8th Ave South, Nashville
Prayer Requests and Praise!
1. Pray 1 minute weekly for this ministry on Saturday mornings! PRAY A,B,C…
A. Approval of Almighty God for all we do in His name.
B. Blessings of Almighty God on all persons involved, and on this Ministry work.
C. Changed Lives, for all served and the servants.
2. PRAY FOR GOD TO RAISE UP HUMAN AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES!
3. PRAY FOR THOSE GOD CALLS THROUGH THIS MINISTRY!
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