Homeless, Hopeless, Loved

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Sep 19, 2018 4:05:07 PM

Being homeless can make you physically dirty. Its harsh realities can dull your senses and thicken your skin. It can drive you to do things you swore you would never do.

But homelessness can’t turn off your humanity. It can’t make you NOT want love and acceptance. It can’t make you NOT want security and a place to belong. It can’t make you NOT want to be with your children.

And it can’t hold back the love and power of the gospel, which God shows through his people every day at the Union Gospel Mission.

 

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Why World Homeless Day?

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Oct 4, 2017 2:42:02 PM

You might be asking: Why is UGM making such a big deal of World Homeless Day? How does a day devoted to homelessness really help anything?

Actually, I hope you are asking those questions because they show you’re already paying attention, and that’s Step 1 in making a difference.

When I first applied for a job at Union Gospel Mission, I was not paying attention. I was wrapped up in my suburban life, raising my kids, serving at church – all good things – and I had not given much more than a passing thought to homelessness.

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