Tuesday, February 26, 2008

£8.94....

This week the collecting box came out and these guys that Neil has been blessing for years through a simple hello, a cup of tea and a laugh - blessed Neil.

Neil is a volunteer that helps out at Faith House on a Monday night; I think he is an engineer by profession. His place of work have seconded him to be part of team to go to Bangladesh for a fortnight to help build homes and have said something along the lines that they will make any money that Neil raises.

Estelle
who co-ordinates FH, made a suggestion last week to the guys who come along to the drop in that they might like to contribute. I must admit I raised an internal eyebrow as some of these guys own what they wear and little else; but a nice sentiment nevertheless.

This week the collecting box came out and these guys that Neil has been blessing for years through a simple hello, a cup of tea and a laugh - blessed Neil. Okay £8.94 wouldn't even cover the return tube fair to Heathrow - but there was an enormity in their giving. Literally some of these guys gave all that they had.

There was something else given that could be missed here - FH had given something to these men that they are not often given. The chance to bless through their giving.

2 comments:

jsi said...

How amazing it must have been to be in presence of some who gave all they had.
God is good.

Unknown said...

some gave what they had and that was a handashake of friendship and well wishes. I will never forget the man who literally emptied his pocket for neil!