Starbucks Supports the Homeless

homeless-cansI met Mike the homeless guy outside Starbucks today. He was looking for cans in the Starbucks trash. Oddly, I didn’t think twice about grabbing my camera and running outside to talk to Mike. He had his grocery cart, cans and sign. He wore headphones and hat. He had one tooth showing as he smiled.
You can view his video at
I asked if he could use a couple of bucks for lunch. He quickly agreed he was starving. Then looked at his stomach and said he was at least hungry. It seemed perfectly natural to tell him I was writing a book and would he like to be in it? He said sure and I explained my book was titled, “God Spots”. Did he ever have God authenticate His presence in his life?
Mike didn’t even have to think about it. He didn’t need multiple takes in front of a camera to get it right. His response was sincere, easy and real. He quickly gave his “ONE” minute testamony. I was amazed. Here was a guy picking up cans for a living and he is more articulate than me. Federico recognizes where he said he grew up as being affluent.
We as affluent believers with every opportunity, struggle to craft a believable one minute testimony. Mike with no opportunity or lost opportunity doesn’t even need a script. He loves God and eagerly shares.

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

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