Pondering: Sunday 3:00pm

This trip really is over. I got my preach on this morning. I’ve never had the opportunity to communicate with people that I have so little in common with. I felt lost. I didn’t know where to start. I’ve never been homeless, done drugs, been addicted to anything, so helpless, or dejected. How was I going to connect. God checked me and told me that without Him, I could have been all of those things. I preached what was on my heart. And I felt like God spoke to me more than anything. After it was over, I went in the office shut the door and cried. I have never felt God more than in that church this morning. There was a lady on the front row who was obviously strung out on some kind of drug, she was flailing all over the place, and could have been a distraction, but she wasn’t.

We fly home tonight and I hope that everyone has gotten something out of this week. God was with us. Here are a few things I have learned:
**God cares about EVERYONE
**I can eat 6 In-N-Out patty’s in one sitting
**Snaps is the name of the game
**People who are the worst off believe in God
**Where there are girls there will be drama
**The TL would be a tough place to live
**I love the city
**It takes a special person to do inner city work
**Parking Garages are expensive
**It is possible to walk OVER San Francisco
**Homeless people are still people
**A lot of people pee on the streets in the TL
**The TL stands for the Tenderloin
**If a picture is worth 1,000 words then a smell must be worth 15,000
**Public Transportation is awesome
**God loves San Francisco, I know because He was there with us.

  1. Hi Brother,
    It was great to read your post about the TL. I was the pastor who started that church. I was pastor there 13 years until I turned it over to Eric. It is good to see groups like you guys still going there to do the work of God. It sounds like God really touched your heart. Keep going my brother.
    Steve Wright

  2. http://www.SnapsIsTheNameOfTheGame.com

    Jane’s got the clues
    but Jim is confused.
    They’re playing the game
    that goes by the name
    of Snaps.

    Snaps is a secret way of communicating that relies on your ability to decipher the hidden meaning behind snapping and coded phrases.

    In the game you’ll have to pay careful attention to what is being said and snapped in order to guess the correct word(s). If you type in the right answer you’ll automatically proceed to the next question. If you can’t figure it out keep trying until the clock runs out or automatically skip to the next one.

    But it only gets harder.

    When you hear Snaps is Not the Name of the Game you’ll need to decipher the snaps and phrases to discover a clue for the word you’re supposed to guess. But you’ll need to type in the actual word (rather than the clue) to get it right. For example, if the clue is striped horse the correct answer for you to enter is zebra. Got it?

    Finally, when you hear Snaps is the Game of the Name you’ll need to think about things the opposite of how you might usually do it. Remember, when you hear Snaps is the Game of the Name you should look back at your answers to make sure you’re doing it right.

    Sometimes the correct answer is more than one word so don’t forget to leave a space between each word to get it right.

    Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Snaps expert?

    Here’s you chance to find out.

    Have fun and remember —

    Snaps is the Name of the Game and the Name of the Game is Snaps.

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