One day, Cody Huff disappeared. This is the story of what happened when he ended up living on the streets of Las Vegas and how God is now using that experience to shine a light into places most people never see. Go to SendRelief.org/Poverty to learn how you and your church can reach out to people who need the most basic necessities with practical help and the hope of the gospel.
Caskets and headstones are typically not symbols of hope and peace. But there’s nothing typical about the story of Barron Martin and Roderick Shaw. This is the story of how, in the inner-city of Memphis, Tennessee, God is turning hurt into healing. Go to SendRelief.org/Poverty to learn how you and your church can reach out to people who live in challenging inner-city environments.
It smells like popcorn and Fraser Fir, and it sounds like a thousand kids together in one room on Christmas morning. There are games and gifts and music and ponies and teenagers in minion costumes and grandpas in Santa hats and tables piled to the ceiling with all-you-can-eat candy. This is a story about some churches who love foster kids so much, they threw the biggest, most exclusive Christmas party in the history of Valdosta, Georgia. Go to SendRelief.org/foster-care-adoption to learn how you and your church can reach out to children who need shelter, protection and care.
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.