This morning was a much-needed opportunity to sleep in. We have been working hard, and also we needed extra time to recover from our Hokies’ loss to Clemson.

We returned for the final time to Genesis JOY House to meet Isaiah. He is currently participating in a rehabilitation program. He was given permission to come with us for the day to show us what his old life was like.

“I had people praying for me. They never gave up on me.”

We followed him all over the streets of Warner Robins. He seemed to know someone around every turn. They all commented on how good and healthy he now looks.

We made a stop at a local pastor’s house. During his homeless stint, he confessed to her that he was sleeping in her church’s van at night to escape the bitter temperatures. He admitted he thought that might be the end of that. But she simply told him, “Okay.”

“Sometimes, it would get so cold that my hands would turn blood red.”

Isaiah was greeted with hugs and smiles everywhere he went.

After we completed Isaiah’s interview, we enjoyed a late Mexican lunch and some NFL to celebrate a wrap on our time in Warner Robins.

Okay, it took us several tries to get the celebration just right.

That’s a little better. See ya, Warner Robins! We loved meeting your people! Back to Columbus we go.