Once a year, on a sidewalk in New York City’s Lower East Side, Christmas shoppers start lining up at midnight. But they’re not waiting to get into a store. On the next episode of Stories of Hope, find out what’s so special about this one December night and this one inner-city church that everyone is waiting to get into.
Ask Jim and Jeannie Slaughenhoup about their family, and they’ll show you pictures of their grandkids in Alabama and tell you about their extended family from Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In this episode of Stories of Hope, hear what happened when two very ordinary grandparents started a cooking class for refugee women in Clarkston, Georgia.
Frank Brown lived on a Chicago subway train. He spent his days looking out the window, trying to make himself invisible, and asking God, “Why me?” In this episode of Stories of Hope, hear what happened when an inner-city Chicago church gave Frank the keys to his very own penthouse. Go to SendRelief.org/poverty to learn how you can meet needs and change the lives of people in your community who need to find a home.
Drea was a good girl who made bad decisions. In this episode of Stories of Hope, find out how easy it was for Drea to end up on the streets and how hard it was for her to leave the world of human trafficking behind. Go to SendRelief.org/human-trafficking to learn how you and your church can reach out to people like Drea.
Pastor Joey Anthony didn’t set out to save someone’s life. He just wanted to find a way for his Colonial Heights, Virginia, church to meet the needs of people in their community. In this episode of Stories of Hope, hear how the people of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church blessed their neighbors in ways they never thought possible. Go to SendRelief.org/poverty to learn how you can meet needs in your community through the Home Fire Campaign.
James Kamara wanted out. But he was trapped in his old, violent, gang-banging life—trapped until the day they came looking for him. He never imagined—no one could have ever imagined—what would happen once they found him. Go to SendRelief.org/Poverty to learn how you and your church can reach out to people like James who live in challenging inner-city environments.
James kept a box underneath his bed, and no one but him knew what was inside. But then everything changed when Colleen Smith and her volunteers at GEM, an East Baltimore kid’s mentoring ministry, discovered the secret inside the box. Learn you and your church can build witnessing relationships with inner-city kids at SendRelief.org/Poverty.
Statistically speaking, New York City’s South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven is one of the most difficult and dangerous places in America to raise children. Fifteen years ago, Andrew Mann moved here from a rural Missouri community to do what he calls “upside down” ministry. What has happened since then is quite a story. Learn how you and your church can reach out to families living in challenging inner-city environments at SendRelief.org/Poverty.
They were once perhaps the happiest kids to see the school day end and the most reluctant to start homework. Now, refugee kids in Clarkston, Georgia, race across a church parking lot to see who can get to their homework first. Find out what changed in this episode of Stories of Hope.
Any good mother will tell you—vegetables are good for you. But when Renee Parsons and Central Baptist Church in Ashland, Kentucky met Amber Sammons, a homeless heroin addict, they learned there’s a lot more potential for good in a vegetable than most anyone ever realized. To learn more about how God is using churches in Appalachia to meet needs and change lives of men, women and children worn down by poverty, go to SendRelief.org