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aleahusa

Member Since:
2005-06-03

Mike,

I am not sure if you remember me at all, but we went to highschool together in Parker. I was a year older than you and I had always heard about how wonderful a person you were through very close friends of mine, Danielle, Krisha, Gary and Sarah K. You never knew me though, I don't think. I recently celebrated a graduation party with Danielle, Krisha and Dylan. They informed me of your journey and book. The next day, I went and purchased your book, very excited to read! I read the book in 2 days and I was captivated. Even though we never formally knew eachother, it was still amazing to read about your journey and remember you in highschool and try to combine the two in my head! Another reason I wanted to write was to thank you. Being raised by wonderful parents, but one of which was Roman Catholic and the other, spiritual, it was an interesting time when we decided to go to church. I have always wanted to have faith and at times, I feel that I have had it, but I have never really been taught about it. Reading your book really made me realize that I CAN have faith and have something to believe in. I am recently out of college 2 years now and have moved back to Denver area (Cherry Creek). It blows my mind that I probably saw you one night or day while out and about in the city. I do feel blessed though that I was always taught by my amazing parents to be kind to all, but I also know that I can always improve on helping others. Sorry to make this drag on, I just really wanted to thank you, again, for helping me in my realization of faith. Your journey has touched many people, including me. Thank you.


Posted: 2005-06-03 17:52:00
jumplion

Member Since:
2009-02-14

Mike,

My husband was at a mens day at Elmbrook church in WI. You came and spoke, he ordered your book the next day. He told me a tiny bit and I picked up the book and didnt put it down except to sleep. I finished it in one day.

I am AMAZED at what you did. I am INSPIRED by you and Sam.

THANK YOU for this. I have always wondered when I give money to those on the streets , is that the right thing??? I could have been fooled many times, but I still felt good doing it.

THanks for the ideas on what I can do now.

Im looking forward to going d'town Milwaukee and taking sweatshirts, jackets, and food.

I plan to do my part.

Thanks

Posted: 2009-02-14 22:27:02
bobwasahamster

Member Since:
2010-01-02

Mike,



I just wanted to say thank you. I can truly say that after reading your book, my eyes have been opened. Your story has totally flipped my idea of what it means to live as a true Christian and how faith is something that always shows itself through action. Thank you so much for inspiring me.



Luke

Posted: 2010-01-02 18:11:33
shanna

Member Since:
2010-06-01

Mike,

Posted: 2010-06-01 21:19:12
shanna

Member Since:
2010-06-01

mike, you and your book have also inspired me beyond words! i'm 16 years old and i just resently returned from a 2 month missions trip to Uganda, Africa. when i came home i got involved in a friends ministry in Portland giving out sack lunches and spending time (talking and just showing ginuine interest in the people there, and praying with those who allowed us to) with the homeless people on the streets in down town. When one of the girls in that came out for the ministry asked what good we were doing with these people if we weren't sharing the gospel with every person we came across. i remembered hearing on Focus on the Family, about a guy that lived out on the streets (you and sam) for some time ( i remembered this from when i must have been only 11 yrs). So then i got your book and devotional book... and it changed my life. In so many ways it reminded me of the people in Uganda. i was blown away by what saw and did out there... the stories you tell of the people brought me to tears... and related so much to the way you grew in this "adventure" as i too had just grown so much in Uganda. I took to heart allot of the things you said in your book. you taught me allot. i live out away from the city and dont often come in contact with homeless people but your devotional has changed the way i treat all the people im around every day, with a new heart. love... when you read in the bible, 1 Cor. 13, the condisions for true love are so huge that i dont think we realize sometimes what love is. You have opened my eyes to try to love in a diforent way then i think is comfotable... going outside of my comfort zone. God Bless You! Shanna

Posted: 2010-06-01 21:43:31
TheHarlequin13

Member Since:
2012-03-31

I posted a comment in the journal section of this site, however, I felt an urge to add more. I am a 31 year old female who has lived on the streets and traveled the USA by freight train and hitchhiking (as well as the occasional Greyhound) for a majority of my life. Though I am now not technically on the streets (I own an RV now and spend my time in that or with family), I always have felt a sense of need to be outside, with my fellow homeless friends and travelers, rather than living "normally". I am trying to compile my own book of experiences. I am also trying to reconnect with my spirituality, which in the homeless community, is either hit or miss, as you may well know- most of the community is either Christian or atheist, and I receive a ton of derisive comments for believing in God, however, I have made it a point to help others in a way that doesn't involve preaching or forcefulness. I am planning on returning to school for English, but would love to be more involved with a church that doesn't judge me for my past involvements with the homeless community and for my none-too-fabulous decisionmaking. ;) I am a member of a Baptist church in my area, but am unhappy with the majority of churches due to their un-Christian mentality of persecution and rudeness, ignorance, and greed. I am still on the hunt for a new church home. I want to say thank you for writing this, and to God, thank you for putting your book in my hands, because it was done at precisely a time in my life where I needed it the most. All that has been written truly needed to be said- loud and clear. I wish every church was required to read and discuss this book.

Posted: 2012-03-31 14:08:56
 




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