Coffee with Friends–Chapter 3

12 Apr

Remember Jesús, the man whom David has visited to share coffee and conversation in his lean-to home on the shore of our Ensenada riverbed?  The last time David saw him it was to “rescue” him from the rising water after heavy rains. David (after falling into the water!) helped Jesús arrange some fallen trees to form a make-shift bridge so he could cross from where he lived to the other side of the arroyo.

A couple months had passed since that harrowing day and then this past Wednesday Jesús arrived to the feeding program.  After exchanging hugs and exclamations of how they had missed each other, Jesús invited David to coffee once again…only this time in a different location.

So David met Jesús that evening at the appointed time in front of a local church where he had attended a service.  Then they drove to the home where Jesus now lives.  After many years Jesús has reconciled with his sister who lives in Ensenada and she invited him to move in with her.  He is using his love and gift of landscaping to create a beautiful space in his sister’s yard, just as he did at his tarp-covered lean-to.

It has been just a few months since David first met Jesús and went to drink boiled river water recycled grounds coffee with a homeless man.  But in these months God has done a transformation in this man’s life.  You never know what God can do over a cup of café.

Is there anyone God is prodding you to share a cup with?  It could change their life…and probably yours too.


2 Responses to “Coffee with Friends–Chapter 3”

  1. J Steele April 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    It’s so refreshing to hear of restored relationships – thanks for that update! On Easter Sunday I experienced the beginning of a restored relationship with my daughter and I can only imagine what it must be like for our Father waiting for his children to come back.

    • David & Karen Garcia April 26, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

      J. It’s good to hear of your recent experience in restauration. It helps make the Father’s love more real as well. Thanks for your comment.

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