One of the favorite hymns our homeless friends like to sing in our church in Derby Park is “Como Zaqueu” (Like Zaccheaus). The lyrics are simple but powerful. Especially if you’ve been so far down that the only direction you can see is up. “Like Zacchaeus I want to climb up as high as I […]
Our Friends: Insights into the lives of the men, women, and children among whom we are priviliged to serve.
This is the final installment of our interview with André, a former homeless drug user who tells of his encounter with our church for the homeless in Derby Park, the effects that encounter had on him, and why he believes this kind of ministry is so vital. André: “You sometimes tell me that you don’t […]
The Christland Center for Christian Transformation is the organization we partner with to help men and women find a new life in Jesus Christ and through Christ overcome their addictions and substance abuse. Every week I teach a class at Christland’s center in the hills near the little town of Paudalho. Christland in the hills […]
It had been a difficult week. I hadn’t slept much in several days. When I got up Sunday morning it was all I could do to fix the hundred baloney sandwiches that are my part of the Sunday breakfast we provide after worship in Derby Park. Running late as usual, I was out the door […]
Throughout the year, besides help with chemical dependency issues, our Jesus in the Streets ministry provides food and clothing, medical and housing assistance to all the individuals and families we’re privileged to serve. From door to door or park bench to street corner, individually on weekdays or collectively on Sundays and Wednesdays, we get to […]