Food for Thought

Read as Single PagePage 1 of 1

Every Wednesday morning Toshiko Yamamoto takes a washbasin and towels to the roughest part of Vancouver, British Columbia. There she washes the feet of women at a drop-in center. Her clients are often infected with HIV or Hepatitis C. Their feet are sometimes dirty and covered with sores or needle marks. The women are almost always drug addicts who sell sex to pay for their next fix.

As Yamamoto gently washes and massages their feet, she sings a lullaby in Japanese, listens to their stories, and tells them about God's love. "Men treat them as garbage," she observes. "I do the opposite."

–Debra Fieguth

In what areas of your life do you lead well or share God's love by doing the opposite of what someone expects?

August01, 2007 at 11:02 PM

Recent Posts

My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
Bounce Back After Defeat
Every leader faces failure, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your ministry.
Boundaries for Part-Time Ministry
9 steps to set healthy limits

Follow us

FacebookTwitterRSS

free newsletters:

Most Popular Posts

My Biggest Ministry MistakeDiscomfort Clarified My CallingPreaching Grace Rather Than To-Do ListsDiscover Your God-Given Calling