12/26/10 Tommy, 26
Today was so much more peaceful at the grocery store than it was before Christmas, with people much less frantic about their shopping. I spoke longest with Tommy, a young African-American man who was shopping for his mother. Though I didn't realize it, he was on the phone with her when I first started the conversation and he told her he'd call back. Tommy came across as a little slow intellectually, with a childlike faith that wasn't exactly correct theologically or able to be clearly expressed, but he easily agreed to sound doctine, namely faith in Christ alone for salvation, when he heard it. His mother seemed to be the driving force for his faith, but neither of them were active church members so I focused on encouraging him to become involved in a biblical and Christ-centered church family, and what to look for in order to find one.