Day #22: Give Breakfast To The Homeless in Downtown Austin

Day #22: Give Breakfast To The Homeless in Downtown Austin 1

This morning, we hung out in downtown Austin with the homeless.

A handful of families convened and brought breakfast foods to an empty parking lot across from a shelter.

We served coffee, eggs, bacon, and cereal...out of the back of a pick-up truck.

Day #22: Give Breakfast To The Homeless in Downtown Austin 2

Our 4-year-old handed out homemade oatmeal raisin cookies and bananas. She took this task quite seriously.

Both Stephanie and I were able to pray with some people. Stephanie prayed for a woman who was worried she might be pregnant. I met three homeless men in particular who I won't forget - Michael, Collin, and Paul.

One of the cool things about the group that we gave with is that they serve breakfast like this on the fourth Saturday of every month!  They aren't a non-profit organization - just a group of friends who decided that they should care for the homeless. They make all of the food themselves and just show up (along with their small children). We were inspired by their example.

"Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Have you ever served food to the homeless? What might you and your friends be able to do to help the people in your community?

Our family spent 2011 traveling the USA in an RV, striving to intentionally "give every day" for the glory of God. We interviewed CEOs of nonprofits and served alongside over 40 organizations and churches.

Our Pledge

We hereby pledge:

- To spend intimate, quantity time with our family.
- To actively help the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the helpless.
- To value, protect, and advocate for children.
- To de-emphasize the importance of “stuff” in our lives.
- To bring publicity to good causes and good people.
- To live with intentionality, as if this year was our very last.
- To observe the needs in our country/community – and then do something about them.
- To give – every day.

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