We at Living Perspectives work closely with Congregations for the Homeless (CFH) to help men transition to productive living. I have learned that, in the vernacular of the day, “Homeless men’s lives matter.” Because I believe that, I invite you to attend the upcoming CFH annual luncheon: Thursday, October 5, 11:30, at 1st Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, WA. CFH services help men in need of housing, medical care, work and addiction recovery. Two shelters, a day center and subsidized housing for 75 men speak to the value placed on the lives of these men. CFH staff put men on a track for productive living and housing.
I meet regularly with a homeless man (my friend) who spends his life in a hand propelled wheelchair. With major health problems, he is in and out of housing with family and friends, not to mention the hospital(s) and he will probably be part of the CFH winter shelter program. His resolve to keep moving and love for God is humbling. He attends church, prays and lives on a small disability payment. Finding housing has a series of roadblocks due to a past legal issue. He needs a miracle. Pray for him-God knows his name.
One of our Living Perspectives (LP) mentors has been assisting a formerly drug addicted young man who had been in a CFH shelter. His LP mentor provided life, career and financial counsel and this man is on the road to a new life. God provided him a very good job, living situation and a car has been purchased.
My prayer list now lists 50 men from the Bellevue area. Join me in praying for these men and consider signing up for the luncheon at cfhomeless.org soon. You will be blessed.
If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered. 21:13 He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward him for what he has done. 19:17 NIV