Posted by: Brittany Asbury | July 26, 2008

On the way to the Bus Stop

A few days ago I was catching the bus to our local church so I could help out at the VBS. I was walking behind a few of our friends from the shelter. It was Natasha*, the lady who cornrowed my hair, and two other men, one of whom I had never seen. They were talking to one another, throwing in quite a few cuss words. One of the men was getting on Natasha’s* nerves and she was about to hit him with his bike chain when the guy I didn’t know started talking to me. I think he was about to make a “flirty” comment, but thank goodness Natasha saw me walking with them. She said something along the lines of “Oh my goodness Baby. I didn’t know you were walking behind me. I’m sorry for my language. Sometimes they make me say stuff I shouldn’t.” The guy I didn’t know asked me if I was a Christian girl. Before I could answer, Natasha said “Yeah! She’s my Baby!” I couldn’t help but smile! As I started to walk towards my bus stop I told Natasha bye. She sincerely wished me a good day. As I was standing at the bus stop alone, I thanked God for the way He moves. A few weeks ago, I hardly knew this woman. Then God had opened the opportunity for her to fix my hair, and then next thing I knew she was standing up for me on the street. I don’t know why, or how to explain it, but just the fact that she claimed me as her friend brought me so much joy. I know she has a daughter around my age and when she called me her baby, it made wonder if she missed her daughter. I really do care about her alot and I’m sad that she has to endure the hardships of the street. Please pray for Natasha* that she can see her daughter soon and come to know Jesus as her Savior.

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  1. Thanks once again for sharing your stories, your lives and your summer for the homeless in Louisville.
    I have read each of your stories and shared them
    with many family and friends. I will keep you and all the hope team members as your summer comes to a close and will continue to pray specifically for Natasha and all the people you have encountered at Jeff Street.

    Carol,
    Friend of Jeff Street

  2. Thanks for being a light to Natasha and others; one touch can truly change a life; we continue to lift all those you meet and come to love in our prayers.


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