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January 5, 2020 1:00 am

As we begin this new series, “The Least of These”, we are joined by Captains Rob and Heather Dolby who have an incredible passion for mission work that focuses on some of the most marginalized people in our society. We are also introduced to our guest co-host, Captain Jimmy Taylor. Jimmy shares his passion for ministry and mission work among the homeless.

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The Salvation Army you're listening to wonderful words of life.

Welcome back everybody. It is a privilege to have you joining us on this very first episode series 189, and we've got a new guest in the studio.

Please welcome Capt. Jimmy Taylor Jimmy serves on the Salvation Army as an officer in Hagerstown Maryland I think you would call Atlanta kinda home the right headlight is home and to our listeners who might just be joining us for the first time. This is where we record the series but it goes all over the world. So Jimmy, you don't get a frequent flyer points for this episode but were glad here with us. Thanks I appreciate it, really excited.

I'm assuming since you're here, you survived Christmas is a Salvation Army officer that we met our goal and we serve a lot of people that were hurting and were really excited about things at Lowe's gun stores, near and it's a little cold up in Hagerstown Island. This is so cold it's miserable. It's a miss the south so much I hate the snow is really one day one day I will come back to the glory of Georgia. That's right well it's part for those of you that may not be familiar with the geography so Hagerstown Maryland is right at about what the United States because the Mason-Dixon line so you have a lot of folks from the north and some folks from the south and what Jimmy Sanders, he just wants to get on back South is a lot more sunshine in the southern part of the state that there is in the middle, or to the northern part of the United States while were glad you're here and we got a new series going on that we want to talk to about frankly our friends Robin have Adobe who you've already heard from on on this program are coming back with a series called the least of these, and I don't know if that kind of phrase even speaks you Jimmy, but when I think of that I often think of that great Bible story where Jesus says, you know, even to the least of these is if you've done it unto me. How does that kind of ring with you. What think I think a lot of times we suite we see the least of these. We have this mental picture of what that looks like rain we have this picture of of Plato as a billable ball laying on the street. No ambition of life dealing with some sort of addiction, no motivation, just existing in the fact of the matter is the least of these doesn't doesn't really paint that it. What is the least of these were the least of these is anyone because you have issues. I have issues. We have emotional scars we have baggage that we carry. We have problems and pains and brokenness in our life. I think that lends itself to really pain. Everybody is one of the least of these, And I Think Esther Jesus Is Really Saying Is That Person and You and Your Family and Your Dad and Your Colleague Are All Part of the Least of These.

What Are You Doing to Minister Them and Show Them the Love of God I Had the Privilege of Going to Hagerstown Last Year with Our Art Require the Territorial Songster's and Jimmy and His Wife Ashley Were Happy to Host Us, but They Were Very Busy in the Work of the Salvation Army in a Community Not Just Running a Church That Meets Together on Sundays but Running a Facility That Meets the Needs of People in Jesus Name. Both Practically and Spiritually As Well. So the Dizzy Place. It's Three Stay Very Busy Year. I Always like the Same Man. It's like a Campus. You Have Several Buildings on That Facility on the on Those Grounds and I Cannot Imagine That Responsibility Jimmy, but I Appreciate You Taking Time to Be with Us This Week.

Thank You. Appreciate and for the Series. This Series Felt like It Made A Lot Of Sense. Coming off of Our Mental Health Series Followed by Our Christmas Series Caring for the Least of These Is Such a Huge Part of Why the Salvation Army Exists and Really Should Be a Huge Part of Any Christians Ministry Were Joined by Some Missionary Officers Robin Heather Dolby As They Share Their Experiences and Passion for Mission Work. They Are Such a Special Couple Who Are Doing Amazing Things for the Kingdom, and I Know You'll Be Blessed by Their Stories.

Jimmy Pay Attention You Have To Talk about This Is Capt. Rob Dolby Told Me and We Have the Privilege to Serve in the United States. Southern Territorial Headquarters As Territorial Mission Specialists Salute Chapter 10 We Get to This Point Where Jesus Is in This Beautiful Narrative Place, and He's Weaving Together All These Stories and of Course We Know the Story of the Good Samaritan Reverted in Sunday School on the Fill Port Many Times for Me As We Begin to Talk about the Least of These.

This Is a Critical Point in the Gospel to Just Understand You Know. So Often We Want to Serve God Understand What Our Calling Is. And I Love It That the Gospel Just Gives Us Just This Practical Walking Out Of Paint and Body, Love, You Know, Being the Hands and Feet of Jesus and in the Story.

For Me It Speaks of Posture, so We Get the Story Right so This Guy Gets Beaten Really Bad and As He's Laying There Literally Beaten so Badly He's Dying.

He's Unrecognizable. All These Guys Start Walk by and We Know the First One Is a Religious Leader Pharisee Priest and As He Walks by. He Sees He Sees Interest Immediately Crosses the Street and He's He's Out Of There. Second Guy Comes along, Which Is Not Just the Priest but Kind of the Worship Leader.

The Assistant Assistant Leader in the Temple, and He Sees but He Doesn't Only See and Right Away across the Street.

It Says That He Stops He Sees and He Kinda Checks out the Scene. He Looks a Little Bit Deeper.

He Sees That the Blood and and the Guts in the Gore and Then He Chooses to Move on.

In the Third Person Comes.

That's the Samaritan and the Samaritan Sees.

He Also Stops to Look and Checks It out. But Then the Scripture Says He's Moved with Compassion He Sees and He's Moved with Compassion. So for Me This Just Speaks of Posture Where All Three of These Guys See This Person in This Horrible State This Brokenness. This Person Is Literally Just Been Abused and Beaten and Is Laying There Dying.

They All Have Eyes to See They All See in Three Different Ways. First Guy That Sees Just Immediately Moves on Really Doesn't Feel Anything at All. Second, Guy Season, He Looks a Little Bit Deeper. He Kinda Checks It out but Then the Third Guy, the Samaritan Sees and Immediately Is Moved with Compassion. So for Me It Doesn't Start at the Moment. I Think We Can Think Sometimes That It's in the Moment When We See the Person, but I Believe We Can Actually Because of Our Relationship with Christ. Because of That Daily Living in Him and Being Those Hands and Feet Is Actually a Posture That We Get to Choose Organist See Situations of Brokenness and I You Know I Think the Beginning of How We Respond Doesn't Start in That Moment That Actually Starts with Jesus before That so We Can Add Know Jesus so Well and Know the Holy Spirit so Well That We Know That Were Ready so That When We Do See These Situations with Brokenness That We Have the Response That Is a Christlike Response Talk about This in Later Episodes, but in This Story It Doesn't Come up When the Guy Was Doing When He Got Beat Blank Blank Dates with Someone to Steal Back Stuff You Still like Me Don't Even Know His Story Actually This Idea Have What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life, Which Is How It All Began with Their Expert and Laughing to Jesus.

What Way Do You Experience This Heaven on Earth. Now This Eternal Life Comes down to Loving My Neighbor Entering into Their Story Comes down to Not Having to Wrestle with Today Deserve This Grace Today Deserve This. Me Pouring out My Life and My Resources in My Time and Samaritan Was on His Way Somewhere. I Am Sure They Just Wander around Purposefully at Places to Go and He Took His Time.

Aside from His Business.

He Gave His Money to the Innkeeper Right.

He Stayed with the Man Who Was Waiting for My Home Maybe Was a Hot Meal and His Wife and Kids, and Even Now, but He Chose to Give That Away and Put That Aside for the Sake of His Neighbor Entering into the Story, Accosting Something Right and I Guess This Idea of Help Me See, Share Stories, Which Is Our Quickest Story.

Guido Was a Young Lady, Probably about 11 or 12 Years Old When We First Met Her in a Tough Neighborhood in Charlotte North Carolina and Queen Was One of the Smartest Kids Just One of Those Days When You Meet Her.

I Mean You Just You Just Hear Her for like Five Minutes in Your like This Girl's Gonna Change the World Something on Her Life, or You're Just like There's Something Here We Does Issue Was That She Couldn't See She Wasn't Blind but Literally Equated Enough Classes and Queen Just Struggled to Do Well in School Because She Couldn't See the Board at the Front. She Couldn't Read These Books That She Could She Love the Story in Them. And so We Were Able to Work with Queen's Public School and Talk with the School Nurse and Guess What They Had Some Funds Available to Help Her Get Some Classes so I Write Because As Jesus Encounters People like the Blind See.

I Know That She Wasn't Blind That like This Idea Have No Not Only Did Me into Her Story. She Entered into Our Recent Sale Because We Were Able to See Her Knee. We Were Able to Advocate 1/2 with the Resources We Have Access to to Get Her Those Glasses Which Changed Everything for Her and Lindsay but Not for the First Time Sketching a Pick Them out Herself and Submit Them on for the First Time Her Face When She Began to Write Great Spoken Words about Poetry That She Would Share in the Congregation and It Was Amazing Such an Amazing Moment and Sell Thing Happened Right so I Remember That Day Work We Do Kinda Came Back to the Afterschool Program and She's Had This Kind of Disparaging Look on Her Face Really Just Look like Something Had Gone Really Wrong and Course He Noticed Right Away.

The Equated to Never Glasses on and You Know We're Gonna Try to Be Gentle, Which I Think We Do Have, How Are You Doing in What Happened with Your Classes and I Remember She Told Us the Story Were She Was so Proud to Go Home and Show Her Mom Ensure All These Books That She Was Reading and How Well She Was Doing in School and in That Moment. Her Mom Had Taken Her Glasses and Snap Them in Half and Said You Know You Don't Need to Be Smart like Those Other Kids. I'm Gonna Teach You How You Keep a Man and Make Some Money in This World You Need to Forget about Those Books Is Hard Moment Walking Alongside Someone Right Because We Couldn't Change Her Story Because the Power for That Is One That Does No Jesus and Sell in Those Moments Seems to Not Appear so Sorry Your Mom's Snap Them Back to Bad so Sad like I Get Back like Going Back to School and Saying Hey like Is There Waiting Another Valid Sharing Can We Make This Happen Again. And I Think like the First Moment When She Got the First Pair Glasses Was Beautiful.

The Second Pair Glasses That She Got Was a Miracle Because despite the Brokenness in Her Life.

Not Even a Stuff That She Is in Control of the Set That She Was Even in Control of God Still Provided.

What Does That Leave Us with. It Leaves Us with This Idea to Inherit Eternal Life for Them to Experience and Heaven on Earth. We Need to Lean in to the People around Us Because Jesus Love People. That Means Coming into Brokenness, Which Is Hard. It's Hard Work and Maybe Accosting Something That We Can Member That Someone Came Close to Us and It Changed Everything Changed Our World. So Join Us Next Week As We Continue This Conversation and Were Look at Compassion. Jesus Eating with Sinners and Then Feeding the 5000 Year Story Absolutely. The Salvation Army's Mission in the Most Good. Helping People with Material and Spiritual Needs. You Become a Part of This Mission Every Time You Give to the Salvation Army Visit Salvation Army to Offer Your Support and We Would Love to Hear from You. Email Us at or call 1-800-229-9965 or write us at PO Box 29972, Atlanta, GA 30359 when you contact us will send you our gift for this series is totally free for listeners like you, one per household, while supplies last. You can also subscribe to our show on iTunes or your favorite podcast store and be sure to give us a rating. Just search for wonderful words of life follow some social media for the latest episode extended interviews and more. And if you don't have a church home. We invite you to visit your local Salvation Army warships are glad to see this is Bernie date inviting you to join us next time. Salvation Army wonderful words of life

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