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Relief vs. Development: Diagnosing Causes

Oct 16, 2019 3:32:54 PM

Editor’s Note: Pastor John Repsold, whose downtown Spokane church Mosaic Fellowship includes ministry to people experiencing homelessness, presented the following at the 2019 World Homeless Day Summit. We appreciate his sharing his notes with Impact Blog readers.

Relief vs. Development, Part 1

By Pastor John Repsold

I’ve been tasked with addressing the difference between relief and development when it comes to the homeless. And I say “the homeless” rather than “homelessness” because I want us to remember that this is not just a “problem to solve.”  It is fundamentally about people, the homeless.

Stories within a Story

Oct 25, 2016 4:15:27 PM

For almost nine years, in one way or another, I’ve been interviewing and telling the stories of people I might never meet if it weren’t for working at UGM.