TEEN STREET DISCIPLES
A group of Christian teenagers, a majority white and suburban, walk the naked streets of the Tenderloin in San Francisco's notorious crime-infested neighborhood that has no shame and nothing to hide. Without fear, they march right through a crowd of drug dealers, addicts and prostitutes and encircle individual(s) and start to pray out loud in the center of the street.
This is something I would expect Jesus would do if He were here in body: hanging out in the Tenderloin and The Mission and parts of lower Haight Street in the company of people even church people avoid and dismiss.
Much like the Jesus presented in New Testament books, these courageous Bay Area teens relish in keeping company with undesirables normal people would ignore, thinking they are simply too good to be seen among them.
A Positive Effect
When the teens are present, drug dealers go away, disappear, and even the hardest drug addict puts down his glass pipe temporally and listens instead of having a hit. All good things for a hood enthralled with illicit activities 24/7.
I admire these teens who have become my daily heros.
TAYLOR STREET, SAN FRANCISCO