WOW.... PLEASE READ BELOW👇
Yesterday something very special happened in the midst of a bad situation...
We took the @gohardforchrist
youth to summer camp this past weekend. We had a great time, and on Sunday it was time to drive home. We were half way home on the 4 hour bus ride when we had to pull over to the side of the highway. After some investigation we found out the bus had a maintenance issue. The bus then shut off and now we are sitting in a bus with no air conditioning on a 90° day 😩 So what do we do??? Pray.
After we prayed, the company said they would send a replacement bus but it would be at least 2.5 hours. 😭 Lord help us!! Just at that moment, a few police officers showed up and they immediately jumped into action to help us find a solution. First, they called a local mechanic for us. Next, they called the staff from the local community center (who happened to be at home because the community center was closed) and asked them to open it up just for us. It started raining 🌧 but they were determined to help us! Then they started helping transport all of us by 3 police cars & 2 ambulances to that community center. Once we get there, the police chief BUYS OUR ENTIRE GROUP (47 people) pizza because it was dinner time and everyone was starving by now. 😲😋
We were BLOWN AWAY to find out that most of the people who helped us weren’t even on the city payroll, but they were VOLUNTEERS. Here we are in McLean, IL - a group of black youth from Chicago being helped by the kindest group of policemen, firemen, & EMTs that I have ever met. Oh and I want to point out that they were all white, and there was not a single incident! They served us like FAMILY!!!! They took us in and stayed with us for nearly 3 hours. We talked, we laughed, we prayed for them - and the best part was the youth saw what great law enforcement looks like - even when the officers don’t look like them. And the officers were equally impressed at what a respectful and kind group that we had with us. THIS IS WHAT OUR YOUTH NEED TO SEE!!!! GOD BLESS THOSE COPS! 👮
We had such GREAT FAVOR!! Thank you Lord & THANK YOU to the McLean Police, EMT, & Fire dept!