How far would you go to put yourself in another’s shoes (or blanket) to understand their situation?
This Friday evening, March 31, at 8:30 pm, Pastor Kork Moyer of our Grace Brethren assembly in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, will be sleeping on the street in order to understand how it feels to be homeless.
Moyer, who is also the Northern Atlantic Fellowship coordinator, says, “Taylor and I are going to sleep out at Washington and Chestnut streets in Pottstown. We are not doing this to raise money, or for some political cause (although the official National Sleep Out will be that night), or to think more highly of ourselves. We are doing it as a way to glimpse a meager understanding, only for one night, of the terror of not having a home.”
He says, “We will be looking to be as vulnerable as anyone might be in this situation. Of course we have an ‘out’ at the end of the night when we go home. But, it is walking a mile in another’s shoes.”
If you wish to join him, Kork says, “We will meet at my home at 7:30 pm. Bring a blanket, no money, and a desire for God to change you. I am also open to suggestions. We will be talking about God, a lot!”
More information about Kork’s church may be found at http://www.besidestillwaters.net