This tweet (embedded below) came across today from someone I follow on Twitter! Their usual tweets are forward thinking & deal with systemic change, innovation, getting organizations to partner & such other new ways to address homelessness that are being modeled in other communities.
But this tweet stood out for me personally! I retweet a lot of this persons tweets because of his experience & connections to the issues of homelessness from many perspectives. He helps people deliver those new solutions!
But the most inspiring thing in this tweet is something that I try to relate to people who I seek to engage with about how we get people to become personal with & bring a connection of faith to the reasons we get involved in ending homelessness, one person at a time.
Because it is what He demands of us! It just takes some longer than others to come to this realization & some of us go through a longer journey with a convoluted path but eventually we must all come to this realization.
We do it by making it personal, getting to know a homeless person (or a person living in poverty), their life, story, dreams, hopes & desires for their lives. Restore those hopes they have likely lost & see where the conversation & their lives go!
Better yet, go read this story, then come back & answer the question: “What would happen to your congregations involvement in ending homelessness, one persona at a time, if your Pastor, Lay Leaders, Deacons or others in “control” of your missions & outreach programs experienced what this church did?
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- Street Logic book helps raise awareness & funds (we hope!) for Housing First Savannah (homelessnessinsavannah.wordpress.com)
- The battle in Pinnelas, Clearwater & all over the US for what the solution for chronic homelessness should be: it’s Housing First guys not upscale prison units (homelessnessinsavannah.wordpress.com)
- Asking a few questions, building solutions: City, police remove trash pile near homeless camp – WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports (homelessnessinsavannah.wordpress.com)