Mar 8, 2016

Does our work really matter?

Last month, volunteers from a local software company brought snacks to one of our street outreaches. As they handed out the items, one of them expressed doubt that this activity had much impact on clients. Later, we ran into a client we’ll call “Brad,” who first came to us as a drug addict looking for cash. He was unhealthy, and sores covered his legs. On this day, the sores were gone and he was quick to share his testimony about how SYM had changed his life. He said he had been drug‐free for two months, and he credited SYM for being there for him and listening. This helped the volunteers to clearly see what street ministry is all about. Later on, some volunteers expressed surprise that we knew many clients by name and had relationships with them beyond
just giving food. 

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