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Posted on November 22, 2018 Washing Refugees’ Feet
Larry & Rebecca Stanton
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Happy Thanksgiving from Hungary!

We hope you are enjoying your holiday, feasting and reflecting with family and friends on all we have to be thankful for! Larry and I have had a very interesting day, and we’d like to share it with you.

While I spent the day in sunny Téglás, playing with children (click to see pictures on our Facebook page), Larry spent the day at the Bosnian-Croatian border, helping our new partner Pixi bandage the feet of refugees.

Would you wash the feet of a refugee?

Pixi will. Pixi is a dread-locked, f-bomb-dropping humanitarian. He’s not a follower of Jesus. In fact, he is a veteran of the Bosnian war. At the tender age of 15, he was a soldier. Larry told him about God’s forgiveness. He said he doesn’t want forgiveness from God, but from the mothers of the men he shot. Pixi now spends his life caring for refugees, those on the very outskirts of humanity. Today, Larry had the rare privilege of buying medical supplies and then watching Pixi help others. Look at Pixi’s smile in the picture above. Please pray the Holy Spirit opens his heart to God’s love and peace.

Now look at the shoes of this young man.

Earlier today, I went for a walk in the woods. My shoes got wet, but when I got home, I changed into dry shoes and socks and put my wet socks on the heater. These refugees don’t have a dry home. They don’t have dry socks and shoes. They don’t go for leisurely walks. They are walking for their lives across Eastern Europe.

And with your help, Larry got to share God’s love with them and those working to help them.

May God richly bless you and yours on this very special day. Thanks again for your support.