Show the love of Christ

My wife and I belong to the Oakdale Rescue Mission. the house that the Oakdale Rescue Mission owns is in a residential neighborhood. Directly across the street from it lives a couple that runs a music shop out of their home and are not fond of our organization being so close. We have had problems with them from time to time, nothing large but bothersome none the less. We hoped that one day they would see the good things that we are doing there through God and end up being friends. We been in this home for a year now and God has answered our prayers. My wife owns a cleaning service and cleans for the music shop. My wife calls me yesterday and asks if I can help with something God asked her to do. I agreed and after we met up she filled me in on our mission. Turns out the homeowners daughter is homeless and has two grandchildren that live with the daughter in a truck. The daughter allowed the grandkids to stay with the Grandma for a bit and were in desperate need of clothing. My wife and I hit the pavement in search of these items. We even purchased some dressier clothes because the Grandma and Grandpa wanted to take them to church! I’ll never forget the look on her face as we pulled up with two armfuls of clothing, toothbrushes, and some food. The children were so excited. We talked for a bit then got into the car to drive away and the little girl told my wife,” Can I give you a hug!” My wife agreed and touched both our hearts. So many things happened in that one interaction. These kids and grandmother just witnessed the love of God through total strangers. They will more than likely come to follow God, not only because of God’s kindness but because of their circumstances. The grandmother just witnessed what we do on a daily basis for those in need. Plus it is a great feeling for my wife and I to do these Good deeds for God, that’s why we keep doing them. Thank you Heavenly Father for the opportunity to go out and show your love to others. for opening up lines of communication and being able to share the good news with everyone that we can. In Jesus precious name amen. 1 Corinthians 3:13

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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