The saga that began with coffee and a sandwich led to inquiries throughout Xenia. Paul asked, “Who cares for the homeless here?” “Who feeds them?” “Is there shelter?” “What about clothing?”. “Who is loving these people?”
“We are witnesses to burned down homes, boarded up houses, makeshift shelters, discarded household belongings, human waste, animal abuse, and poverty Endless poverty. This city needs redemption. This city needs revival. This city needs a Savior.”
“And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
In Anthony’s house church, he found a loving family who cared about him and for him. In their love, he saw the pure love of Christ, and it began a work in his heart.
“One scene in particular stood out to me like our orange carpet stands out to a first-time visitor, as an obvious declaration of the beauty in our stories, intertwined, intended to honor their omniscient author.”