I had an interesting meet up today with a guy who works with homeless/street people in this city. He has purchased a building (well almost) and has set up a drop in centre. I dropped in on the place today and he just happened to be in so I finally got to meet him. We have talked on the phone but he wasn’t in the last two times I dropped in on him. I brought in a box of dishes that have been sitting in my basement for just such an occasion. They needed them and I didn’t.
They offer anyone who drops in coffee and whatever they have on hand. They have a free shower in the back that people can use and hope to have a washer and dryer soon. They have a phone people may use to call for whatever reason.
And pictures on the wall – all the worst of Christian art – but definitely identifies them as Christ related.
They need a few things. Money. They need $3000 by May 1 to finish paying for the building. That is a big need. They also need some cutlery. I guess the spoons go missing and they are thinking of switching to plastic spoons. They also need a couple more old couches and chairs. They need more sitting room for those who come to the Bible studies on Sunday nights.
A laid back place. The sort of place that a street person would not feel out of place in.
While I was there one guy I knew walked in – George. He was sober. That is good, especially for George.
The other two that came in were pretty high. Really looped on something.
There is a whole other world out there needing love and needing healing. Broken.
Not every one can do what Ray is trying to do. God bless him and Hector. But I think there may be ways to help and I am going to try and look for some of the things I can do.