~ Take Courage
“Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” ~ Winston S. Churchill
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror, I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“Be Strong and courageous. The Lord you God is with you wherever you go,” ~Joshua 1:9
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear. But the triumph over it.” ~ Nelson Mandela
“Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” ~ John Wayne
“Courage, dear heart.” ~ C. S.
Brixton Soup Kitchen
Today was our first service day. The lady we had set the ministry time up with was no longer with them (thus why in the past week we haven’t been able to confirm once again our coming, etc.) however, we headed out ready to jump into Plan B, whatever that might be. The team working at the kitchen was quite surprised to see 21 of us show up to serve. They quickly scrambled and before you knew it we had:
This group of seniors did amazing. For some it took courage to:
Courage for the people showing up for lunch
The Outdoor Market
On our trek from the Soup Kitchen to the Theatre we walked through an amazing fresh food market! We snacked! Delish!
The Walk to the Globe – Take Courage
As we were heading to the Globe I was fascinated by the old buildings we were weaving through, wondering, what kind of life was going on here so many years ago … then I looked up and in the distance I was captured by words of inspiration that were painted on an historic building (even though to encourage others is not history of the words being painted) taking the picture and reflecting over the day it was a day that involved many stories of courage.
The Globe Theatre
Our guide reminded Mrs. Castello and I of a former student of Summit Christian Academy. Out guide was so knowledgeable, an actor himself, gifted with the ability to take Shakespearean terminology and history and make it engaging and fun! Thanks Dom! You are Amazing!
A trek over the bridge (that was blown up in a movie) to St. Paul’s Cathedral for photo ops! Then on to dinner and back to the hotel to debrief.
We head to Paris tomorrow morning.
Prov. 14:31 Anyone who oppresses the poor is insulting God who made them. To help the poor is to honor God.
Proverbs 31:8-9 Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy
James 2:15-16 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?
Proverbs 3:27-28 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow” – when you now have it with you
More pics to enjoy!