Monday, February 21, 2011

Be ready for some tears

Day 22.  What are some needs that need to be met in your community?  Blog about how to extend your hand to those who need you.

It is funny that today's assignment is what it is. It is something we have been talking about at church, home, and small group for the last couple of weeks. We are reading the book Radical by David Platt and so our focus has been drawn to the poor and the homeless. Sadly, they are people that we tend to forget about and overlook on a daily basis. Did you know that in the state of Alabama there are over 6,000 people without a place to sleep every night?!

Now our town may not seem like a thriving metropolis with homeless people everywhere- but they are there. We saw them at the homeless shelter a couple of weeks ago. There is a NEED in our community to help these people! The Salvation Army has TWO WORKERS!!! They rely on church volunteers but they are few and far between.

To end I will leave you with a video that hubs made after our trip to the Salvation Army two weeks ago. This will be played at our church next week- to try and get people to come help!


Trust me you want to watch it. It is good stuff. Hubs is awesome =)

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