What an amazing night. I had the privilege of visiting Friday night at “the Stream”, a street ministry in Abbotsford, where people gather from all walks of life.
It was here that I was deeply humbled as those who struggled with their own financial burdens chose to serve those who need extra nutritional support in Korah, Ethiopia. I shared two stories: a mom wrestling with her diagnosis of HIV, and a blind, widowed father with a premature little boy. You could hear a pin drop. There was an understanding, a deep compassion for those who had suffered.
I watched in awe as people emptied their wallets, their pockets and gave whatever they had in a glass jar. I almost started crying as a young girl shared with me: “I put in two dollars”. That was what she had, and I was reminded of the widow and her two coins in Matthew 12:42.
As we enter the Christmas season, I am conscious of the heart behind living generously and with open hands. Bless you, “Streamers”, for your impact in the lives of people in Korah!
Written by Karissa Schat HFK Programs and Office Manager