Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy for Gene

Tonight a group of us went to our spot
at the park in Pomona to bring a warm,
homecooked meal to some who live on
the streets in that area. We have had
some new faces recently, and have been
able to get to know others who have been
coming for a long time now.

Well, two weeks ago, I was talking with
Gene, who we saw every time we went for
the past 2 1/2 years. He kept telling us
that he wanted to get back to Montana where
his sons lived. I took this picture of him
in June.

When we went to the park tonight, the others
told us that Gene finally got his wish and
had a one-way bus ticket to Montana. He is
home now! I have no idea what he had to go
through being on the streets and what happened
to make him be out there, but I am so happy
for him right now. I have to say, I'm a little
sad I won't see his smile and bright blue eyes
each time we show up. He would walk over to
my car and help with the food. I prayed for
him each time I left. This is the stuff that
makes me happy. I most likely will never see
him again, but am thankful for the time that
I was able to join others in bringing him food,
toiletries, and also was able pray for him.
He heard the Word of God shared and I pray
that I see him in heaven one day!

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