A while back, Noah mentioned to you all that there was a need for shoes for the homeless here in Costa Rica. And wow, did people take that to heart! We were given enough shoes to fill 4 huge duffel bags. We were also given donations to cover the expenses of bringing them back with us! Also, we didn't have a single issue with security or customs. I really wonder what the customs guys thought when we brought in 4 duffels of shoes! What answers to prayer!
The shoes went to a program called Jesús en Las Calles (Jesus in the Streets) at the church we have been attending here. More specifically the shoes will go to a part of the program that works to help people get off the streets. When the contact people came by to pick up all the shoes, they were amazed at how many there were! They told us that about 75% of the people in the program are men and 25% women. Funny thing, we had 3 duffel bags of men's shoes and 1 of women's! They knew that not everyone can give so much and have invited Noah to come a be a part of distributing the shoes and working with the people they will benefit.
A huge thank you to all who gave and prayed for this! Many people will hear the love of Jesus because of these shoes!
"What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead."
Noah and Liz Kamper