When was the last time you hugged a smelly guy? You know who I meanyou can tell hes coming before he arrives. Maybe the guys been homeless for a while, living outside, hasnt had a shower in weeks. You smile at him, talk to him politely, ask how hes been, and then he holds up his arms for a hug. What are you going to do? Will you embrace him as a brother, so hard that some of his stink rubs off on you?
God is at work through people like you. He is still doing the things that He always did. He hasnt left; He hasnt forgotten. I want to encourage you by showing you some failures, as well as some successes; by telling you some stories about God working in the lives of ordinary people, in an ordinary city, in ordinary churches. Nothing special, nothing amazing from a human perspective, but when God was done, there was something new going on. Something good. Even something very good.
This is a book of stories about people just like you who have heard Gods call to minister among the least of these. These stories are full of Gods grace and hope that our ministry with those in poverty and despair is bringing God joy and saving lives. If youre an urban church planter, a missionary to the poor, someone with a heart for the homeless, or just a person who wants to see our cities strong and alive, open the cover and read.
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