We (with that I mean many neighbors from our area) are all sitting around the table, stuffed after a good meal when our neighbor friend Carl asks the following question:” What are you thankful for?” As the question made its way around the table many different answers came but most of them had to do with thankfulness for people around the table. “I moved to this area and didn’t know many people for many years. My home and friends were still at the other location I moved from. I used to drive down there all the time to see them. But then I found community here through neighbors and now this place really became home,” He said while looking at everyone around the table.
This is what happens when we do what Jesus called us to do, to love our neighbor. This is why we do what we do. This is why we want to inspire you to do it as well!! But that is not just to follow a command; no this is also for us. We can find true community as well while we are a family to others. We can be a part in bringing change to our neighborhoods and make them the best places to live. But not just that, no even more important, when we love people well they can see Jesus through us and they will be more likely open to receiving His love too!
So remember in this Christmas season, there are people around you that need a family and you have the chance to be that family they need. Truly love your neighbor!!
Hey our friend
Wow this last week was a whirlwind. We were teaching the Skater DTS on how to love there neighborhood. It was a lot of fun. We also had a birthday party for Bethany which had a mix of people from the neighborhood as from other parts of town. It was a lot of fun. On Saturday we had a 30 year of YWAM San Francisco Celebration and Fundraiser. Many people came and felt inspired by the different stories they heard from all those years. If you would like to watch the video of the event and be inspired by the stories click this link and you find it as a post under cultivate. Jen and I are doing well too. We had a wonderful date this week were we ate out at a Indian restaurant which was a lot of fun!
So remember to love your neighbor!
Have a blessed week and be a blessing!
Markus and Jen