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All People Deserve 4 Walls

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I’m not quite sure how to describe my afternoon on Tuesday.  I experienced something new to me ... chronic homelessness.

I’ve traveled to Haiti to see people live in dwellings we in the US wouldn’t consider a home.. and in Tanzania mud and stick huts were the normal. But today, I was able to walk with Walking with a Purpose to see first hand how some Minnesotans live.

Their homes do not have 4 walls... they are made with tents and tarps. Mind you this is in a place where it gets cold, really cold. One gentlemen sleeps every night on a park bench... even in sub zero degrees, because he is then left alone and doesn’t have to move on. 

I met Alex, Slim, Judd, Dan, Squirrel and Gypsy.  Hi neighbor, I see YOU! I prayed for Slim. I listened and chatted with the others. My heart broke... so what to do?

Blessed to be part of a church willing to start to do something! Tiny Homes.. Settled... All people deserve at least 4 walls!

Christine Davis

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Diane Joslyn Oct 31, 2019 3:25pm

Thank you for sharing! I am concerned about the homeless, especially in our MN climate. How can we help?

Brian and Jennifer Tolzmann Nov 5, 2019 12:22pm

Beautifully written, Christine! AMEN!

Jeanette Hahn Nov 5, 2019 1:24pm

I am looking forward to my walk on November 19.