Friday, November 17, 2006

PS3 and coffee

This week Pastor Chris and I went to serve hot coffee for young guys in the PlayStation3 lines around town.

In case you hadn't heard, today was the release date for the biggest new gaming console available on the market. Sony has only provided limited quantities to each retailer, creating a media blitz and long lines across the country. Here in Lansing, young guys (yes there was a noticeable absence of girls) started camping out in the snow and rain Wednesday morning. Two days and two nights of torture.

I assumed most were there out of devotion to video games. As we began to talk to the guys, most of them were college students trying to make money. They pay $600 for one unit and sell it on eBay for as much as $2000 dollars or more. Talk about enterprising determination.

The fun part was how surprised they were to see Faith Church show up at Best Buy. Chris even went back to serve multiple rounds.

Pray for our teams from Faith and Willow (our partner church) tonight as we go out on the streets of downtown Lansing to serve hot chocolate at the Silver Bells Parade. We pray that the seeds planted through servant kindness will impact thousands of hearts with the love of Christ!!!