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May 7, 2009 - 11:10pm

Coke or Pepsi? What is the Choice on the Street?

posted by Robin Walters in batavia, Care-A-Van.

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 I bet these folks wish that is all they had to worry about or decide on was whether they liked Coke or Pepsi better.  This picture was taken on the streets of the Bronx during Care-A-Van’s recent visit to New York City.  The people above were waiting to have a hot cooked meal at the Love Gospel Assembly.

Tonight on the streets of Batavia was no different. On our outing tonight we saw a lot of hurting souls that had many difficulties going on in their lives. They climbed on board and the only thing they were looking for just as these people in the picture was hope.  Bridget had cooked up a delicious pot of goulash for everyone to share. Paul had the coffee brewing and Elder Ron was busy taking care of the tables outside.

The team got to visit with people and share of the hope that there is for their lives. A lovely lady invited us into her home at the end of the evening and we saw the most awesome collection of coca cola items.  As the bus was about to leave, another gentleman who has been struggling knocked on the door of the bus. He came in sat down and shared with from his heart with such emotion of his struggles.  He knows of the freedom that comes with having the Lord in his heart, but he as the rest of us is human and was struggling.

You know Jesus doesn’t ask us what do you want- Coke or Pepsi? No, he asks what do you want- life or death? Yes we have a choice. We can choose life- which comes with freedom or we can choose death- which is the continuation of making wrong choices, living in sin and being caught up in the confusion of the world.  I don’t know about you, but I choose life. Oh and just so you know as a sidebar- give me a diet Pepsi any day!

Have a blessed day! We look forward to seeing you all as we travel around the city bringing hope to the lost and hurting.

PS.. Hey Howard that might be a good poll for you.. coke or pepsi?

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Diet Pepsi for me, please. It sounds as if your evening was a blessing for those who attended and an inspiration to continue your good work.
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Hey CM.. now that is something I never have had! Bea, it was a huge blessing! Looking forward to meeting you!
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RED FLAG- anything Diet is cancerous. Aspartame is Bad, Bad, Bad. Your body can't process it. This is just my concern, as I have researched artificial sweeteners. Just be careful yall.
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I can end this debate right now: What ever is on sale!
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Patrick- I sort of agree..I stock up on coke when it's on sale, cause I refuse to pay double when it's not!
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Thanks for the great tip Karen.. and I agree with buying on sale.. it is unreal the costs of groceries or anything now adays.. no wonder so many folks are struggling! Have a great day all! Robin
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Pepsi for me, i hate coke, years agow soda founten coke was good but cant stand can coke, but love my pepsi. i been known to leave a restaurant cuz that don't have Pepsi
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And they still use it in food and drinks?? HELLOOOOOO!!! I know some Hard Core Diet Pepsi drinkers. I wonder if companies will be held responsible for Illnesses, and deaths related to this poison...They certainly should be.
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Wow Russ, I know a few people with MS. I wonder if they were artificial sweetener users?? The blatent disregard for our health, by the companys who make this stuff is borderline criminal.
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1. Snopes states those health issue claims are false. 2. I don't know how much faith I'd put in the website Russ linked to. Take a good look at it. There's an awful lot of red flags to make me think it's a scam. Lots of "recommendations" to buy their book. It's based in India and they have a Miss CIDPUSA. That alone should give you a clue.

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