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The Poor you will Always Have

    • When: 02/19/20
    • QIC: Reborn
    • The PAX: Blueprint, Ponytail (R), Iron Sights, Jester, Sandlot, Darth, Hot Spot, Reborn

Thank you to the 7 other PAX who showed up to BTC on this ­­­­­warm wet gloom to share in a little running and boot. We had some great mumblechatter this morning. Thank you to Blueprint for allowing YHC to lead this morning.

WARMUP

After the F3 Disclaimer, we began the warmup began with the following in cadence: Side Straddle Hops, Imperial Walkers, Low Slow Squats, Merkins, Peter Parker Peters, and 10 6-Count Burpees.

THE THANG

After the warmup YCH gave the group the route we were taking this morning which was the following: run into Tech Park around the back side; run out of the front entrance; run across Dave Lyle Blvd. and head toward Curtis St.; Turn left of Curtis St. and stop at Bethel United Methodist Church. Here YHC shared the first part of the NMM listed below.

After this, we ran back down Curtis St. taking the same route back to Tech Park. The focus this morning was to ensure the 6 was cared for and to gain some mileage and some boot throughout. Every so often this morning, YHC stopped the group for a series of exercise that consisted of the following all in cadence: Merkins, Squats, Carolina Dry Docks, Lateral Lunges, & Flutters. We performed this 4 times on the run.

Once we had arrived at our finish time of 0550ish YHC ensured the PAX were back at the COT for the completion of the NMM, announcements, and BOM.

Fantastic work was put in by all men this morning and YHC was honored to lead this fine group of HIM.

NMM

This morning we passed by the Bethel Men’s Shelter on Curtis St. on our run. While here and in the plank position YHC shared a little about the ministry.

Since April of 2019 when Bethel shifted to a year-round shelter, over 190 different men have been served and have spent the night homeless. Some of these men are here most nights and will be here until a lifestyle change. Some men come and go to the shelter with the wind. Some men are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or another worldly problem and rely on the shelter. Some are just in a rough situation and need a place to stay for a short period.

Why a man is in need shouldn’t matter, but it does. The question is ‘What can I do to help?’. We have an opportunity to serve these men by serving at the Men’s Shelter. We have been announcing the meals we are serving each month and the Rooster III is supporting the efforts our Region is doing there. One day we hope to have a weekly workout at the Shelter, and we will be asking men to lead just like any other AO. We hope to find leaders in Bethel that will one day break out of the bonds they are shackled with and become leaders in our communities. These leaders will need men to lean on in tough times. These are only a few places you can serve these men.

Jesus states in John 12:8 the following: “For the poor you will always have with you, but you do not always have me.” This was stated in a moment when a woman poured a flask of ointment of pure nard over Jesus’ head and some who were with him were indignant about her actions. Jesus stated she has done what she could while he was here because one day he would be gone, and she wouldn’t be able to.

You see, we will always have the poor with us while we are here. However, we won’t always be here. We won’t have the opportunity to share the freedom of salvation through Christ with others. We should long each day to make that our mission, whether it be through words, deed, actions, or even thoughts.

The men at Bethel need what every other man need. They need a true relationship with Christ. We have the opportunity now to serve them, to show them love, to lead them to the one who saves. Your opportunity is now as you might not have it tomorrow. You might be the only representation of Christ in their lives.

Aye!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reach out to a Site Q to Q a Workout.

Rooster III-Feb. 29-See PreBlast in Newsletter.

Sign up to serve at Bethel Men’s Shelter. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0444adaa23a2fa7-bethel

Read your Newsletter.

PRAYERS/PRAISES

The PAX shared their prayers and praises and YHC lifted them up.

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