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Topic: I have worked as a RN with the homeless for 7 years



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whiperwhill

Member Since:
2006-04-23

I just happened on to your book on the internet and will be ordering it from amazon. I go to soup kitchens and shelters and work for a clinic that provides free health care and meds for a $1 to people with out permenant housing. I hate to say homeless. I know God put me in this job 7 years ago. My life has changed so much and the people I serve have taught me the true meaning of life and what I believe is the reason why we were put on this earth. I have seen so much suffering, drug addiction, mental illness, hopelessness, depression, When I cry out to God WHY I hear the stephen Curtis Chapman song We arn't home yet. Just last week one of my severely mentally ill patients who refused any medical help was hit by a garbage truck while wondering the streets. We had called Adult protective services but they felt he was not a danger to himself or someone else. He was even to mentally ill to stay in the shelter. I can't except not being able to do somethi ng.... He would talk with me for hours about his hallucinations. And last week I had two new ones come in from another state. So far so good with them... I need God to intercede with these poor mentally lost souls. I hope you can help because jesus is all of our only hope to surviving our time in this world and remain usefull I tell people we are all really homeless cause we can't take it with us and if Jesus came back today he would come back to a shelter or soup kitchen or under a bridge not in one of those multmillion dollar churchs who won't help people with out lists of conditions. Keep up your work I know the people you meet on your journey and you will never meet more real people who need to be touched loved listened to and prayed for. In most cases you will probably thank them for what they have given you.
I look forward to getting your book soon.
Terri Sutton

Posted: 2006-04-23 10:57:00
crazy1rn

Member Since:
2006-04-23

I work with Terri I too am hurting there is so much that needs to be done. So many people to touch, to love, to care about not juft for. I just finished reading the book in less than 24 hours. I had a passion for the homeless previuosly, but it s been fueled again. There are so many lost souls that need Jesus in their lives. They need to know they are loved as the are. They need hugs, touches and a kind word. And yes prayers. Those of us who care for the homeless also need prayers and strength to kkeep going even when we feel we have hit a brick wall head on. I plan on passing my book on and hope that it will change those who read it
Debbie

Posted: 2006-04-23 16:02:00
joyous153

Member Since:
2006-04-19

Terri and Debbie,

God bless you for what you do.

At the soup kitchen where I spend some time, I met a nurse named Teresa. She works the night shift in surgery in a trauma hospital, so you can imagine how many hours she works, and the stress she must be under. She then goes 3 mornings a week to the soup kitchen where she takes vitals, tries to educate about too much salt and sugar, and dispenses love, tons of love.

Please don't despair, and please please keep telling your street friends about the unconditional love of our Savior. Many of my mentally ill friends cannot grasp that concept, but a number of them have started something which tugs at my heart. Always, when telling them I love them, I say, "Jesus loves you, too." One day, one lady replied, "I love you, and I love Jesus, too." Her reply has caught on, and now many of my street friends say the same thing.

I used to spend hours trying to figure out how to "fix" homelessness. It took me awhile to understand that God will do the fixing....and will let me know if He needs my help *smile*. Adult protective services are overworked, the "mental health" police officers seem to have become emotionally detached from the world (a survival mechanism, but sad), and too many people are too busy trying to survive themselves that they have nothing left to give to others. But Jesus is there on the streets, loving our friends as much as He loves anyone else on this earth.

In His love,

Leslie




Posted: 2006-04-25 16:59:00
loves2_draw

Member Since:
2006-04-17

Wow! you guys are so awsome! The people you serve are so lucky to have you, I hope that when I'm an adult that I will be as caring and considerate as you are. Keep doing what you are doing and don't let anything stop you. I'll be praying for you! God bless!

Sydne

Posted: 2006-04-25 22:21:00
crazy1rn

Member Since:
2006-04-23

I am glad to see a young person has read the book and visiting the website. It is so important that the next generation come to the worls with open hearts and minds to help make a difference. I am a Nurse Practitioner in a homeless outreach clinic and I cannot imagine being anywhere else. The job comes with its share of frustrations, but maybe I can touch one persons lifetime and make a difference while I am here on this earth. Keep the faith.
Love
Deb

Posted: 2006-04-26 17:44:00
 




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