Lezlie Sterling / lsterling@sacbee.com

Exposures: I Care: Reaching out to those on the streets

Published: Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 - 10:52 pm

On a stormy night Saturday, two homeless men huddle under a bridge to stay dry and warm. Woodie Denning and other volunteers from the Abundant Life Fellowship’s Hope for Homeless appear like angels, bringing warm soup and hot chocolate. He prays with them and shares his testimony.

At age 15, he said, he became homeless and addicted to drugs, and he turned his life around in jail 20 years ago when a cellmate told him of God’s love. Now he hopes to plant the seed of change in others. Every Saturday, the ministry serves area homeless people, bringing them food, clothing, and the message of unconditional love.

On Sundays, they send a bus for those who want to go to church. As one of the men reaches out to Denning, he tells him, “Hey, God has a plan for your life, man. This isn’t it. This isn’t it.” For more information, go to www.alfchurch.org.

To suggest a community volunteer for the I Care column, contact lsterling@sacbee.com


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