The People Living in Lower Wacker during Winter

21 01 2014

sweet_joeI wanted to write about the amazing opportunity I had yesterday to give shoes, clothes, and food to the homeless people on Lower Wacker in Chicago.

If you think of it…pray for:

George: he has a tumor in his kidneys
Red: a gentle man who has been on Lower Wacker downtown_chicagofor a couple years. He fell and is in obvious pain.
Joe (pictured here): I call him “Sweet Joe” because he had the kindest eyes and most gentle nature. He asked to pray for help to get off the streets.

Steve asked for work in the New Year. Reggie just wanted to pray.

(This next section is beautifully written by my friend, David. See his blog post called “Life Below the City” in the hyperlink below.) “They were so appreciative for the expression of love and care for them. The clothes and food are a way showing these hurting people that God loves them and someone cares. The sheer monotony of being homeless is stressful on them. I have known many for over 8 years and …they are always down there, (4th of July, Christmas, beautiful summer days….yet they are always under the city on a mattress struggling to survive). Most will die there. They need the hope of the next life, because most aren’t ‘successful’ at this life and never will be (depression, social skills, passed criminal records, addictions, physical or mental incapable).

The GOOD NEWS is the there is hope that transcends this world! I believe for those who surrender to this Hope their best days are ahead of them!”