Walk In Their Shoes Project
I have been praying about
something over the past few weeks that
most people will probably think insane. I
am going to spend an upcoming weekend
living on the streets with the homeless. As
most of you are aware, I work with a
homeless ministry here in Raleigh called
Church in the Woods. God has given me a
burden for reaching out to those living on
the street with the gospel.
My plan is to get a back pack, my
sleeping bag and the clothes on my back
and have my wife drop me and at least one other person off on a Friday afternoon in
downtown Raleigh and not pick us up until Sunday afternoon. I will only take with me
the things that most homeless people have with them. I will take my mobile phone for
emergencies – because many homeless people have a mobile phone – and a small
emergency supply of food (because I am a diabetic). Otherwise, I will live off of the land
for that weekend.
The purpose of this project is to 1) experience what homeless people experience
on the streets 2) share the gospel with as many of them as I can during my weekend on
the street. Call it incarnational missions if you will.
In the future – If all goes well – I may consider longer stints on the street (a week)
as a way of reaching more with the good news. I will also make this experience available
to others who would like to better understand homelessness and reach out to people with
the good news.
So I ask that you pray with me on this to make sure I have not lost my mind and
that the Lord is telling me to do this. Also, pray that God will raise up one other person
that I know to join me during this weekend.
It will probably be sometime in June before I can undertake this project.
Your feedback is welcome.
Foundation Ministries PO Box 2151 Garner, NC 27529-2151 www.onlyfoundation.org