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.


  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.

    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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