A couple of weeks ago, I was hired on at the rescue mission as a cook. Granted, it’s not the most glamorous job and it certainly isn’t the highest paying, but it is work that I would do for free. Actually, I already do that with Mercy Chefs, but that’s another story.
There are a couple of reasons why I chose this job. We have been clawing our way out of debt for three years and it’s finally time to tackle the mountain of student loans that I have accrued. My wife’s job fully supports us, but everything I make will be applied to debt and we should finally have our freedom in two more years. Well, debt free except for the house. Close enough for now.
Without that millstone we can serve and give more. I’m already involved with Mercy Chefs, both with disaster relief and with homeless outreach, but I’ve been looking for something at home that would allow me to follow two of my passions with more regularity: food and serving the homeless.
Feeding the homeless is only one small thing that can be done to help. After all, that feeling of satiety only lasts so long. I’m only feeding the body, but I work alongside capable people both at the rescue mission and with Mercy Chefs that feed the soul.
That’s what I try to teach the residents I work with in the kitchen. It doesn’t matter how we view our station in life, or if it doesn’t appear to be all that important. Our relationship with Jesus Christ is what matters and our obedience is a demonstration of our love for him.
I believe that God has shaped me for this position and I’m delighted that He has entrusted me to carry out His work.
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