We often find this homeless woman in a place called Barrio Triste, a name which basically means “sad neighborhood”.
On Friday nights, we go out to the streets to offer hot drinks and bread, inviting the homeless to join us for a service and a free meal the following day.
Every night, 50-70 homeless men gather at the City of Refuge (Ciudad Refugio). The bottom floor is available to anyone looking for a dry, safe place to sleep. One of the leaders always shares from the Word before lights out.
In some ways, the homeless shelter serves as a gateway into the drug rehab; those demonstrating a heart for the Lord and a desire to change are given the opportunity to join the program on the second floor where they live in a structured environment for one year. Here the men of the program are enjoying lunch together. Classes are also held in this same room.
One of several thousand homeless people in Medellin.