Another Sunday of direct outreach to the homeless encampments.
It is simultaneously the most uplifting and heartwrenching emotional rollercoaster.
What I suspect it appears like from the outside is a group of people wandering among tents with wagons and bundle buggies filled with food bags and hygiene items, blankets and socks and masks, handing them out.
But it is so much more.
It is the stories, the laughter, and sometimes the tears, shared among strangers. It is the fact that the most important part of what is given, and received, is a message that people care – that the lives of those who are struggling so much right now MATTER to their community.
Even those who do not require anything in that moment, often thank us for coming. And in turn, we are so grateful to all of those who make it possible for us to be there, sharing those moments with them.