Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father...
— James 1:27 (The Message)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

3 New Ideas

Location: San Marcos, TX, USA
This week, I've had three new ideas regarding Perry's Place:
  1. Transportation: Sometimes people just need a ride to ____. And heck, I'm a bus driver. This one's as easy as opening my car door and saying, "Where to?"
  2. Prayer Board: Some sort of map with photos of people we've met that we can pray over as we walk past. I was thinking of something for our church but why not our home? Or this website? Originally, I thought of one of those old Sunday school felt boards, but I can use HTML for much less!
  3. Under-A-Bridge Chili Cook-Off: Made chili for the family last night and was thinking what a great meal it is for a cold night. Why not have an annual event where several cooks bring their recipes to share with the city's less fortunate? We could even have a panel of judges made up of homeless men and women. I think it would be fun as well as a way to give back to the community.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Update: Emma and Drew

Location: San Marcos, TX, USA
This morning, with only a little hiccup in motel wake-up calls, I saw Emma and Drew safely on their way. I gave them care kits with some basic necessities and shared the Gospel with them on the short drive to the bus station. I also made some nifty, free business cards with this website's address and our email address so they could stay in touch. They said they'd even let other travelers know about Perry's Place.

We're up and running! Well, maybe a slow jog for now, but whatever. Praise God!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Blog and Email active

Location: San Marcos, TX, USA
Perry's Place now has a home on the internet. You're looking at it! Email us at

God bless you!


Location: San Marcos, TX, USA
After Emma and Drew boarded my bus, God gave me the idea to make contacts with people, churches, and other shelters all over the country to develop a network of places people can go for food and lodging on a moment's notice. Thinking of an email address or 800 number that people can use to contact a central "dispatcher" who can hook them up with someone near their location. I'll have to give this more thought before implementation.

Emma and Drew

Location: Austin, TX, USA
//Austin and San Marcos, TX

I picked up two road-weary travelers on my bus route this evening. They're headed to San Antonio to catch a train to Tucson but won't be able to catch another bus until tomorrow. Fare on my bus was already free, but God wanted me to bless them.

Ended up buying them dinner and getting a room for them at a motel. I'm going to pick them up tomorrow and take them to the bus station for the next leg in their journey. Pray for guidance in my conversation with them tomorrow morning and for the Holy Spirit to tug on their hearts and point them to Jesus.