What I witnessed

Today  I  witnessed  the  police  confiscate  goods  from  people  selling  them  on  the  side  of  the  street. The Police drove up and parked their car. Then  of  a  sudden  the  people  who  were  selling  the  goods  got up, grabbed  their  stuff  and  ran  away, all  except an  old  lady  who  could  not  run. She  tried  to ...

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Struggle for children to attend school

Another “fun” day… just came back from a heated discussion with a headmaster and principal of an inner-city private school who have reneged on a deal from last year to release three children’s school reports for non-payment after a payment plan was negotiated and has been complied with to date. This is...

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The most powerful sermon ever

Before we went out onto the streets last night, we read together the sermon on the mount (Mat 5,6 and 7). These simple counter culture words from the greatest sermon even preached stirred every one of us. As we went around the room talking about the passage I was struck again by the power of the words. We discussed what it is to...

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God Loves People

We had a wonderful evening on the streets visiting old friends and making new ones. I had the privilege of praying for a man with a big boil that was very painful and preventing him from sleeping. God healed him. It was such an honor to be present and witness God touching lives. I enjoyed spending time praying for guys, many of...

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The lost son

I came back earlier from trying to help the family of a guy who died this afternoon. His homeless friends had been trying to get help for him for the past four days. They had tried taking him to the hospital, but were apparently chased away. They had tried several times to call an ambulance, also over the last 4 days, but not one...

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HIllbrow New Years Eve

Below is a video is the view from our third floor balcony on new years eve at 11:55pm. It was fireworks mania. Below that I have posted a bit of the story of what happened earlier in the night. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCFw-e8J8Dc] We saw too much brokenness last night! When I arrived back from the shops in the car at about...

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