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The street has been hard lately. Threats on me, drama and aggravation all around us (a particular drug called K2 is driving a lot of this negative behavior by otherwise awesome people).
But heard from a recovering client today. One of those people I’ve known from the start of ministry. He’s struggled, tried all sorts of things, but never quite been able to break his dependence on the street and traveling. He called to let me know he was baptized 2 weeks ago!
He’s in a rescue program in Knoxville, Tennessee; training as a chef. He’s doing well but feels an isolation as he makes choices that his friends can’t support or don’t fully understand. He asks for prayers to stay focused and not be tempted to go back to traveling and the streets ever again. He’s so excited about how he is changing into a new person.
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“Seeds must be planted and you do a great job. I watched you as you started the ministry. I watched as you volunteered at Phase first and then started doing your own Bible study things. It’s what people need. I know you’re not perfect, but I’ve never seen you do the wrong thing. It took me a long time to get there, but I think I have finally got it now. I feel like a new person entirely.”
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I don’t really know if the ministry would be possible without Facebook. Certainly it would be different. We use it for lots of things, but the best thing is a stable way to keep in touch with clients!
Sharing a note from a recovering client we had received:
“I’m doing good. It took a while but i mended things with my family. Before then I held a job and stopped the dumb drugs. Now I’m looking forward to my daughter! I’m having the baby in one month, and I’m home with my mother–off the streets. Today is a good day! I’m doing good thanks for all you’ve done to help me when I was homeless. Now I’m doing better for myself. I hope everyone still there does the same!”
From the clients lips to God’s ears.
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