Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Church in Valparaiso go Home Barefoot

David Wilson, the pastor of New Hope Baptist church in Valparaiso, FL, encouraged his congregation to wear gently worn shoes to last Sunday's service. At the close of the gathering, he challenged them to leave those shoes behind.

"Everyone that participated realized that we are blessed with more than most of the people in this world could even imagine," stated Wilson in his blog, 'A Pastor's Life'. "That we were blessed, not to hoard and to keep, but to give."

By the end of the service, the Soles4Souls bin was overflowing with men's, women's and kid's shoes of all styles and sizes.

"I have no idea who will one day wear the size 12 Converse Chuck Taylors that I gave," laughed Wilson.

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