BY CHRISTOPHER HICKEY
Today is a day I'll never forget. Every Friday we do a thing called "Hot Chocolate", where we go out on the streets in the evening and give out hot chocolate to the homeless or whoever wants it. It's a great opportunity to start conversation with people and ask if they want prayer.
There was one old man who was shuffling along, and was so happy and surprised when we offered him the hot chocolate. He asked if we could pray for him, and if we could give him a Bible. We didn't have one on us, so one girl ran back to base to get him one. While she was gone another girl offered him a scarf.
A small group of high school students had bussed in this evening just to do the hot chocolate with us, and brought with them some scarves they made, with a picture of all of them and a little note. This man would not stop looking at the picture of these kids, and before he finally put it away, he kissed it.
The girl got back with a Bible, but the words were to small for him to read, so she went back to get a different one. While she was gone he asked if we could read to him from the one she originally brought. He asked us to read Matthew 24.
I don't know what the significance of that passage was for him, but I do know that when he hugged me and kissed my cheek, we'd given him EXACTLY what he needed.
I am now officially in love with this ministry.
*If you are interested in serving Hot Chocolate with us in the Tenderloin, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Christopher attended a YWAM San Francisco Discipleship Training School, to find out more about the DTS please email email@example.com.