My Dear gets plenty of calls of folks needing help. He has to discern those phone calls. Thursday, he got a call. He then called me to tell me that we would be hosting 2 "guys" in our home for dinner Saturday night and they would be sleeping at our neighbor's, which is also his coworker. Let's just say, I had my concerns! I have 3 children to protect! If our friend Tanya was on board-then I guess I was too!
MAN-I almost missed a blessing!! Kurtis and Tom are riding their bicycles from Colorado to New York. Tom maps the journey and Kurtis calls churches seeking housing. They bike about 60 miles a day. These college students did not even train for this trip but just went for it! Our Man Cub was most excited about meeting these guys and Little Miss likes having guest in our home, so they were checking the clock all afternoon. My Dear chose to meet them on our bike-baby seat included! So of course the big kids had to go too!
Our friend Tanya decided to fix the meal which was fabulous! We talked a lot, they played RISK 2210 AD, and used the computer to download pictures and memories. There is something about God's people, all you need to have in common is HIM!
I talked with Kurtis about my fears with their visit. He helped me to see that it is the same for them, they don't know who they will be in contact with either. In talking about their journey of faith I was reminded, "Lord when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you ?" "He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' Matthew 25: 44-45.
We know that Kurtis has to get home some how and we are hoping that he will retrace his steps for another visit with us although this time, I think he is considering riding a motorcycle!