From the pen of Brother Thomas Alan Lester, We often have the assumption when dealing with poor or vulnerable people that our task is to meet their needs. Whether it is to share the gospel with them or to help with food or a place to live. We may have some of the means to help meet their needs but what if we focused on being their friend? What if they have the resources to meet our needs? Never discount who God is using to be your friend! Good friends encourage us and together we can share the Gospel.