When are we going to wake up and take the steps to be fiscally responsible not to mention a people who care!
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
What would a post office look like at Northminster?
Pragmatic Pastor Turned Postman to Help the Homeless | Liz Dow
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Understand you can't help someone who does not want any help.
If you still are one of those pessimists that think we can't end homelessness, then you need to come hang out with Charles, Carol, myself and the rest of the gang!
Saturday, May 24, 2014
The church always serves the meals.
New concept; ask the ladies if they want to prepare their meals?
The ladies loved the rooms.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
We just need to come together and make it happen!
Austin's Utopian Homeless Village Is Becoming A Reality
Friday, May 16, 2014
He had made his way back to Illinois.
He was so excited to be back home with his friends.
Dave was able to find temporary housing for a couple of months.
The other day he called me with more good news.
He got a starting job with the possibility of moving up into management.
Dave had tried for 2 1/2 years to find a job that he might enjoy.
He was so excited about life!
This is a new opportunity for Dave to start over after being homeless for years.
I am thankful that life is looking up for Dave!
There is always Hope in the worst of circumstances.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Being a dog owner myself I can appreciate the companionship.
Homeless adults say having a dog helps each other survive
Friday, May 9, 2014
Unfortunately this situation is playing out in many cities through out the country.
There are many positive points on both sides of the argument.
I have seen that we are under resourced in the Richmond area.
I have also seen that there are not enough coordinated efforts between the small non profits and the service providers.
The city could save a lot of money and get people in homes if they would take a stand for what is right.
There are no simple answers, but we need to have open dialogue and not let competition or funding get in the way of the bigger picture.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
I am so proud of my Church!
I am thousands of miles away and wish I could be a part of what will happen in just over a week's time.
Just yesterday I received an email asking if we could help with the local homeless shelter.
They needed a church at the last minute to host 30-40 women who are in transition for a week.
I was at a loss since I am halfway across the world.
In my absence my Church has stepped up to help the homeless.
I have dreamed of this day coming, but assumed I would be there to participate.
God always seems to surprise me.
To see the Church step up in this way is a beautiful thing.
It represents the Church at its best, helping the "the least of these".
I pray that the Church will love on these women in a way that they will know they are loved by God!
Thank you Atlee Community Church for being the Church!
The Church is truly the hope of the world!