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This week we will celebrate the death and resurrection of our Savior. Right before Christ went to the cross He took part in what we know of as ‘the Lord’s supper’. In John 13:4-5 we read that ‘He rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet.” Jesus was a servant. Jesus was humble. We are called to imitate Him. In Matt 20:28 we read that ‘the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.”

As OIM volunteers, it is our desire to be humble servants to those we come across on the street.

My most precious memory of serving our street friends was on a cool fall day when our friend Julie came to the door in her wheelchair. It was a very quiet door outreach day so I was able to spend about 20 minutes just being with her outside. I brought a chair out so we would be at eye level. Julie lived with her brother, who was very abusive to her. We spoke about the hope of heaven, how every tear will be wiped away when we are there. She was wearing socks and slippers and her feet were very cold. I was able to give her a new, very thick pair of socks. The special part for me was having the ability to take off her slippers and put the new pair of socks on for her.

Six months later Julie left this world and is united with her Savior.

~Sarah Pearce, Research Coordinator

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