Lots of people tell me that they think I’m doing so much when they hear that I do street outreach with OIM. I go out each week to hand out sandwiches, socks and a kind word hoping to share the love of God and encourage people.
But yesterday I ran into Sue who OIM has been helping for many years. Many people dismiss Sue without knowing how sweet she really is. Sue knows that I ride my bike all winter and the first thing she asked me was whether I had ridden my bike yesterday. When I said “Yes”, she immediately took my hand and began to pray for me:
“Dear heavenly Father, please protect Rick with your love and mercy and keep him safe”.
In that moment, Sue gave me more than I had ever given her and she changed ME.
By Rick – Rick is an OIM outreach and drop-in volunteer who has been volunteering for several years.