Do you ever wonder about the homeless? Who are they? What happened that they ended up on the street? Does it help to give them money or are they going to spend it on drugs or alcohol? Is there a way to help them get off the street and stay off? Are you one of the many who avert your eyes because you don't want to look at the tragedy of people who are barely surviving when you don't know the answers or how you can help?
You probably don't want to wade thru the studies and statistics. Let's face it. Most of them are boring and don't really give much in the way of answers anyway. They frequently just document the problem. We want to take you beyond statistics.
So we are offering you a different way to look at the problem. We are giving you an engaging story of a man who suddenly becomes homeless. Follow Stephen St Paul and see what he encounters as a homeless person, how he learns to survive on the street, the barriers he faces in trying to create a new life for himself and how, with the help of new friends, he is able to start over. It is a spiritual journey as well as he and his friends battle corruption and the evil of those who would use the homeless, especially the kids, for their own purposes.
We hope to open your eyes to the issue of homelessness so that you will no longer see the homeless as invisible but as persons just like the rest of us but who are facing challenges and need our help. For a greater exploration of how to address homelessness in our own communities, we will be offering a course and we hope you will feel moved to use it and share it with your church or social justice group.
Together, we can end homelessness.