Walmart-Parking Homeless

So last night I parked in the Walmart parking lot. Around me, I noticed a few other vehicles parked at various spots on the peripheral of the parking lot. There were RVs of course, with their friendly lights shining through the curtains, but there were also a handful of vehicles like me–small homes on wheels.

As I settled in for the night, I wondered about the occupants of those other vehicles. Who were they? Why were they sleeping in their cars? Right behind these fellow car-sleepers, sat a Kohls department store, it’s festive Christmas decorations filling the windows, beckoning to the passing shoppers. I wondered if it filled them with sadness like it did me last night, as I watched all the people scurrying around in their warm coats and gloves, shopping and heading home, oblivious to the people living in their cars right in front of them?

I have been there. So busy living my life I don’t see the needs of others. So today I decided to do something about it. I wanted to challenge myself, because let’s face it, with these dollar menus at the fast food places it isn’t as hard as I thought to get food. So for the rest of the week I will be using my $5 a day to bless others somehow. Not just by giving them money, but by doing/giving/feeding…something! I don’t quite know yet.

Today I went to the dollar store and used my $5 to buy a jar of peanut butter, a jar of jelly, lunch sacks and sandwich bags and TWO boxes of granola bars!!! Then when I went to the soup kitchen to get my dinner tonight they were giving away loaves of BREAD!!! So tomorrow I am making sack lunches and handing them out!! I am so excited!

Tonight I dine like a Queen!! It was so yummy!!

 

4 Comments on "Walmart-Parking Homeless"

  1. Steve says:

    Hi Jenn – just to let you know I’m keeping up with you this week and praying for you and what you are doing. I’m thanking God for holding you in the hollow of his hand and extending grace and mercy to you during this endeavor. But also thanking Him for the inspiration and creativity He will bring to you as you reach out with your $5/day to bless others.
    Steve (from the Sound Team)

    • jharp says:

      Steve-
      I really enjoyed meeting with you today at the canned food drive. Great conversation and thanks for the support!! Lord bless you also!

  2. Jim J says:

    Jen
    Praying for you and your mission. I am really enjoying following your story as you go through the week and seeing how God is using you….. you are awsome!!
    in Christ,
    Jim J

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