Saturday May 17, 2003
Dr. H. B. and Jo Graves

5:00 p.m. - My first thought as I sat in Starbucks Coffee, looking out the window, "O Jesus, let these people know that You love them and died for them."

We see all kinds of people in need of a touch of the Father.

5:30 p.m. - We see lots of people with their dogs - well-dressed people and people dressed casually or shamefully - some looked very needy - lots of couples - constant flow of people in and out of Ben & Jerry Ice Cream. All tables have been full until now.

We have walked up and back all of the way - going in and out of shops - witnessed to man in one of the bookstores.

We see lots of young people full of life and fun. We wonder if they know the Giver of life. Many with shopping bags.

We are praying for a divine appointment with someone - one we can talk to.

We have the tract "Hearttalk" and will give them all out. We gave one to the man in the bookstore.

5:40 p.m. - Three old men across from us, sitting in the last of the sun. One nods, one reads the paper, and the other just looks around.

Earlier, we saw a young man playing the violin.

One small group goes by, a lady is pointing out different things as if she is a guide.

A street person goes by.

We see children on the big rock in front of Debbie's Circle. We pray that someone will teach them about Jesus.

5:45 p.m. - The crowds are thinning out - one girl goes by. She looks like she is about to cry.

H. B. talks to a man named John. He said he was a Christian. He asked, "What do you say to people?" I said, "Jesus loves them, died for them. I lift up Jesus."

5:50 p.m. - I talked with a young man named Scott. He says he is an artist, music writer, and is writing a comic book - we had a good talk. He did not know what a Baptist was.

Crowds changing - becoming more loud. Loud curses come from the alley by the flower shop.

Group of young men goes by dressed in black, followed by some in regular clothing, followed by a group of 4 girls.

Man goes by on bicycle. He carries a long cane pole, weaving in and out of the people.

6:00 p.m. - We begin another walk. Went down a block, sat on benches, spoke to a man there. He got up and left.

We wonder, since there are so many young people, if a group of 20+ college kids could pass out tracts, preach & sing. Would help.

All the way down and back up Church Street.

6:15 p.m. - We see a man with tattoos all over him.

6:25 p.m. - We met the young couple we have been watching - Amanda and Josh. We gave them the tract and had a good visit with them - a sweet couple.

We met a young woman from Conn. She was easy to visit with.

6:30 p.m. - Stopped for pizza.

6:40 p.m. - Many going by in formal clothes. We feel more Baptist Churches in this area would help the work.

6:45 p.m. - Crowds very quiet - people going home, shops closing.

Ambulance and firetruck go screaming by - police striding up and down the street.

Loud voices, more now.

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