Written by Revolution Hawaii
Friday, 27 August 2010 01:43
by Juan Ramirez
Crazy as it is, I’m here in Hawaii, still trying to figure why it hasn’t it hit me that I’m 2500 miles away from home! It has only been a few weeks but I can already see how God is changing me and is going to use me.
Two days ago we went to Maili beach on the west coast near Waianae. We went around talking to the homeless that live in the park and getting to know them. Emily and I spent almost the whole time speaking to this guy named Jr. He was cool but he couldn’t understand why we gave up a whole year to come to Hawaii to serve and love God and others. We ended up in some real deep conversation, talking about life and each other’s past. He explained how he helped many of the homeless on the beach get stuff they couldn’t get themselves.
It’s so awesome to see how this small community of people live and get along with each other, when we “home owners” sometimes cant even stand our neighbors. Simply put, as Jr. said, this is going to be a year of learning from each other.
I pray that all of our lives will be changed and that we will get to see the lives of others transformed by God.