Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
We have been working in the warehouse bagging food for the food truck with a man everyone calls Pastor John. He and his wife have been in ministry for many many years. One thing he has been doing for several years is working in the school system. He checks on teachers and children and if there is anything they need they know they can go to Pastor John. He doesn't preach in a located ministry anymore, except to fill in (which I think he is doing right now) but he is still in ministry! Almost every day you will see him working in the warehouse or at one of the food trucks.
The other day he told me he used to weigh 250 pounds! This man is maybe 5'5". (That's a generous estimate!) He told me he was diabetic but isn't anymore since he lost all that weight. He probably weighs 120 now!
When we first started seeing John come to the warehouse he wore a mask. Since none of the rest of us did, I guess he decided he didn't need it either.
When I hear stories of people who are "high risk" I can think of no one really, who is higher risk than Pastor John. As Paul Harvey used to say....here is "the rest of the story."
John is on dialysis 3 times a week and has been for the past 6 years!
Pastor John is the man with his arms at his side with glasses, white shirt, and gray pants.