Today was all about guerilla love. In short, loving on others in a personal and up close way or relationship. We set out with that being our intent, it was just a matter of how.
We had several organizations turn us down when we asked to serve them, or, “bless their socks off” because of various corporate sanctions and many places simply being closed on the weekends. It was without a doubt a hurdle our team had come across. Not only were many places turning us away, there were many that we couldn’t even get into contact with.
After being poured into by Ryan, the executive pastor at Verve, about how to love others well, we were reenergized and decided to simply go to a local fire department, as we couldn’t even find its number to call online. Julia and Megan went in to speak with the team and we finally got a. “YES!”.
We collaborated together on the best way to serve this local fire department that is constantly serving others and decided on a combination of games, snacks and knickknacks.
We delivered the gifts to the fire department and all of the team members there were blown away. They were beyond grateful and we were able to get a tour of the facility and their equipment. Little did they know, we were blown away by them as well. They were extremely friendly and welcoming, but also such a tight knit team.
We closed out our day by having dinner with a Verve family. We were again blessed by those at Verve and encouraged by them as well. It was an evening filled with lots of laughter, food and fellowship. To say the least, it was a great way to end our day.
Prayer for Ryan and his family as his wife’s parents move to Las Vegas.
Prayer for the fireman who received the gifts of the guerilla love project. That they may ask why we did what we did and ultimately see Christ.
Prayer for those who received invite cards during this trip.
Prayer for the families that have hosted us for dinner as they raise their families in the Las Vegas culture.