Our Winter Mission Project for 2012 took place over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. We stayed at Rescue Atlanta, a day shelter and church that caters to the homeless community of Atlanta. While there, we partnered with an organization called Samaritan’s Feet. On Saturday, we distributed almost 300 pairs of new shoes to the homeless clients of Rescue Atlanta. As a part of that distribution, our students were able to wash their feet before they fitted them with new shoes and socks.
It was really amazing how the STS students ministered to the homeless people. Many of them prayed together, shared stories and shared the love of Jesus Christ. As I walked around the room changing buckets of warm soapy water, there were a few times that tears came to my eyes as I listened to teenagers praying with the shoe recipient or when a student’s eyes lit up as another homeless person was escorted to their foot washing station. It was a day that I will never forget and I know that the STS students who were there feel the same.
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