Friday, June 2, 2017

My Best Homeless Ministry Story





When our church was going to minister and feed some homeless people.....Sam was the one we got to know the best.

Sam would get a few guys to wait on us to get there.  They would help him to carry me in my manual wheelchair.....(like a princess).......up the 3 steps to get inside the old building in downtown Atlanta.

There was no way I could walk up those 3 steps back then....Thankfully I could climb them slowly nowadays.

My Pastor Carson Brown and his wife Sue (in the above pic) helped Sam to get back home. I blogged about it here in more detail in 2010.

Recently we Googled Sam's sister again since we had not heard from him in years.  He still lives next to his sister and still goes to church!  He has been back home for about 15 years now.

This was the kind of news that makes my heart smile......If Sam was the only one we helped to get off the streets, it was so worth it!


13 comments:

Terra Hangen said...

That little story about Sam being home made my heart smile too.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Such a lovely story. Also, you are an inspiration!

Betsy Adams said...

What a wonderful story of love and compassion... IF everyone would only help ONE person, the world would be a better place... God Bless Sam --and God Bless YOU and your hubby.

Hugs,
Betsy

Sandra said...

this is a wonderful story and touched me to the bottom of my heart, I went to the other post and read his story. so glad you all helped him and that he is still home and happy. homelessness can happen to anyone at any time, the majority of people are one paycheck away from becoming homeless. I was homeless myself in 1984 but could have gone to my parents but chose to come here to Florida. for 3 years I worked in the homeless ministry at church and found it so rewarding... God bless all who help them. of course there are those who can not be helped but most of them can.

DUTA said...

Reading this moving story, two sayings came to my mind:
- "All's well that ends well"
- "There's no place like home"

Elephant's Child said...

That is a truly lovely heart-warming stories. Thank you, on these dark days and nights I need to hear positivity.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Wonderful story. Each person has value and is so important. Thanks for sharing this outreach ministry.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Thank you for this inspiring story, Kim. You and your pastor and his wife and probably several others in your church are showing the love of Christ to some of the most unlovely. "...Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

diane b said...

A heart warming story

Rose said...

I now want to go look back at your other post....

Small Kucing said...

God Bless you Kim for having such a big heart :)

Linda said...

Lovely story and beautiful photo!

sprinkles said...

Such a sweet story!

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