1. 4.Video featuring a homeless man named Irving on a park bench in Santa Monica, California (with update from two years later).

I had a special opportunity to share Christ with Irving near the Santa Monica Pier in California. We walked to a local fast food and purchased hamburgers to give to the homeless. I remember several that we gave burgers to that were asleep. When we placed a warm burger in their hand they had a wonderful smile when they woke up. It is an honor to help those that are in need. We gave a burger to Irving and took an opportunity to share Christ with him. Please remember Irving in your prayers. He will need help along this journey in life. As followers of Jesus we must assume our responsibility to feed the hungry and help the hurting. I didn't want to leave Irving that day but I had to place Him in the hands of God and continue on down the road.

We were able to visit with Irving again two years later and were given a chance to check in on him and his walk with Christ. We were encouraged to see that he was still following Christ and had actually recently returned from a mission trip with a local ministry. He was able to share with us about his salvation and the peace it has brought to his life.

Matthew 25
Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee.
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

Please note the following on points below on this video clip:

  1. Take time to feed those that are hungry when you minister to them.

  2. Irving had been in program after program for his drug addiction and yet he had not been helped.

  3. He seemed to have a relationship with Christ but as I asked more questions he was not sure of his relationship.

  4. Take time and pray for someone that is hurting and ask God to deliver them from their addictions.

  5. Irving prayed to come to Christ.

  6. Irving is now involved in ministering to others.