Street Stories

 

Mornings come early.  He is thankful he has another day to call his own.  His home is a tarp hidden away sheltering him from the cold night air.   He wakes, stretches and assesses his surroundings. He has very little, but his soul is rich…

Here are the stories from the heart of the streets…

  • For months, her family lived in fear of the airstrikes and bombing that was destroying their Country. The war was impacting more than their land. It had a significant impact on their agriculture and the food was extremely scarce. People were killed daily in the......

  • They were 17 years old when they first met. He was a cool athlete with dark, curly hair that he kept short because he didn’t’ like his curls. He was beyond cute and would make everyone laugh and he could have any girl he wanted.......

  • When I close my eyes, I can still see her jumping up and down on her bed and giggling with excitement. My spunky, little baby girl whose spirit and light shone brightly as she danced around like music was always playing. She was sweet and......

  • Mornings come early and he is thankful he has another day to call his own.  His home is a tarp hidden away sheltering him from the cold night air.   He wakes, stretches and assesses his surroundings.  His body aching from sleeping on a bed made......

  • John. Gentle John. Loved people, loved life, and loved Jesus. I spent many hours with this sweet man. He became to me the brother that I craved and prayed for. You see, I have seven brothers (and four sisters), but they live so far away......

  • She remembers teaching her how to ride a bike, how so very proud of her daughter she was when she finally got the hang of it. She doesn’t blame the system for taking her away; she knows it’s for the best.  She can’t look after......

  • His family calls him the ‘Sick one’. Throughout his life, they ridiculed him; they tolerated his ‘episodes’ and even at times tried to get help for him.  Now they have given up on him, they are ashamed and embarrassed and don’t include him in the......

  • The salty smell of the hot dog stand fills the air and reminds him that he hasn’t eaten that day.  He makes his way to a few of his favourite garbage cans hoping he will find something to fill his belly when suddenly, he notices......

  • She hides crouched in her familiar corner on the street, her life’s struggles etched on her face.  Her eyes, shifting back and forth, watching for signs of danger she knows are out there.  The voices linger and hold her mind captive and her every thought,......

  • Morning came early as he stepped out of the local shelter he called home that night.  He slung his backpack over his shoulder and paused for a moment to allow the sunshine to warm his face.  He stretched his weary body and realized, he could sleep for......

  • This was never supposed to be his life.  They were so close to retirement and had plans to travel, but she fell ill and died.  Losing her was something he never thought of.  He thought she would always be there.  The pain was unimaginable. He......

  • They were high school sweethearts and they were madly in love with each other.  They dreamed of a simple life and after a few years out of high school and some savings from his job at the local sawmill, they did just that.   He married......

  • For months, her family lived in fear of the airstrikes and bombing that was destroying their Country. The war was impacting more than their land. It had a significant impact on their agriculture and the food was extremely scarce. People were killed daily in the...

  • They were 17 years old when they first met. He was a cool athlete with dark, curly hair that he kept short because he didn’t’ like his curls. He was beyond cute and would make everyone laugh and he could have any girl he wanted....

  • When I close my eyes, I can still see her jumping up and down on her bed and giggling with excitement. My spunky, little baby girl whose spirit and light shone brightly as she danced around like music was always playing. She was sweet and...

  • Mornings come early and he is thankful he has another day to call his own.  His home is a tarp hidden away sheltering him from the cold night air.   He wakes, stretches and assesses his surroundings.  His body aching from sleeping on a bed made...

  • John. Gentle John. Loved people, loved life, and loved Jesus. I spent many hours with this sweet man. He became to me the brother that I craved and prayed for. You see, I have seven brothers (and four sisters), but they live so far away...

  • She remembers teaching her how to ride a bike, how so very proud of her daughter she was when she finally got the hang of it. She doesn’t blame the system for taking her away; she knows it’s for the best.  She can’t look after...

  • His family calls him the ‘Sick one’. Throughout his life, they ridiculed him; they tolerated his ‘episodes’ and even at times tried to get help for him.  Now they have given up on him, they are ashamed and embarrassed and don’t include him in the...

  • The salty smell of the hot dog stand fills the air and reminds him that he hasn’t eaten that day.  He makes his way to a few of his favourite garbage cans hoping he will find something to fill his belly when suddenly, he notices...

  • She hides crouched in her familiar corner on the street, her life’s struggles etched on her face.  Her eyes, shifting back and forth, watching for signs of danger she knows are out there.  The voices linger and hold her mind captive and her every thought,...

  • Morning came early as he stepped out of the local shelter he called home that night.  He slung his backpack over his shoulder and paused for a moment to allow the sunshine to warm his face.  He stretched his weary body and realized, he could sleep for...

  • This was never supposed to be his life.  They were so close to retirement and had plans to travel, but she fell ill and died.  Losing her was something he never thought of.  He thought she would always be there.  The pain was unimaginable. He...

  • They were high school sweethearts and they were madly in love with each other.  They dreamed of a simple life and after a few years out of high school and some savings from his job at the local sawmill, they did just that.   He married...