This morning was a blessed time at the vigil. I had the honor to stand with members of my own church, Riverside Community Church in Oakmont. The morning was quiet, with just Cathy, Dick and I;
Later, we were joined by a whole crew of courageous women from Riverside. Here is a photo of them:
Although the rain continued, we enjoyed the fellowship, prayed together and allowed the Holy Spirit to shine through us at this dark place. Jessica came by herself to join us…after conquering her fears last week and coming for the first time. As we were ready to leave, Fr. Tim’s Guardians for Life of Indiana and Westmoreland County group arrived to hold vigil for the following two hours. Cathy Zuza was also there to represent St. Juan Diego’s parish, and will stand with Shift Managers Rose and Beth for the second shift. The last shift will be taken by Shift Manager Melissa and her father. So far no one else has signed up to stand with them…hopefully some will just show up.
Upon completion of my shift, Cathy and I were on our way back to the parking garage, and a young girl was sitting on the wet sidewalk asking for change. I went into the restaurant to get her a sandwich while my friend Cathy stayed and spoke with her and her friend. It turns out they are both homeless and traveling, trying to make their way to California. They are pan-handling to get money for a bus ticket. The Light of Light mission is full, and they don’t have anywhere to stay. They didn’t look more than 18 years old. Cathy witnessed to them about Christ, and prayed with them and gave them her bible….after recommending to them to start in the book of John. I found out this morning that she really has the gift of evangelism! It was a blessing to be a part of all that happened this morning. The Spirit of the Lord is truly moving here in Pittsburgh and in our nation!
Your in Christ,