The following pictures were taken by Kaela Lee on the afternoon of the same day we put on the Football 101 event (which took place in the morning):
You are looking at pictures taken underneath the Washington Street bridge in Eugene. Most local residents, when hearing about that location, immediately think - homeless community.
For the last several months, on their own initiative, members of the AO House (guys' collegiate house owned by our church), set up a program called "Bikes and Burritos" where they would ride down to that location and distribute burritos. Our local paper even covered their story on the front page - how cool is that?
So, when our church, who distributes food in this location on one Saturday a month, asked if the "Bikes and Burritos" guys would like to take over a Saturday, they said "yes" - and ran with it.
Over 50 college students showed up to help - with about half of them having already attended our "program" (some of which were actually volunteering to help for ours too). Over 700 plates for food were distributed - equaling a lot of hungry people being fed. But, beyond just food, the event was turned into a "block party". Haircuts for both men and women were offered, crafts and games for the kids were set up, manicures, face-painting (for the kids) - and even bike repair was available. And, to top it off, a local Christian band, "Caleb and Sol" came and did a concert.
No pastors led this up - Corey wasn't even there - it was just the students. And, I'm so proud. I hope their fervor for giving of themselves - which so glorifies the Lord, never extinguishes with age. Right now, they are my role models!