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By: G. J. Fortier

To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.”

When they hurled insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness;

“by his wounds you have been healed”.

For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls. 2 Peter 2:21-25 (NIV)

We are living in strange times. Would you agree?

I often wonder if the state of the world, and the United States in particular, is worse now than it was in the past. After all, we, the generations who are alive today, cannot be blamed for placing much more emphasis on what we are actually experiencing, as opposed to what we haven’t personally witnessed (on TV), but only read about in books or (more likely) watched on the History Channel. I’ve heard people say that “it’s definitely worse now”, or things have always been “this bad”, it’s just that we hear about more of “it” because of today’s technology, social media, etc. That’s a valid point. But these people have chosen a more cynical view of the happenings around the globe than I do.

Family Promise – Car City 2015 – Putting the “Brakes” on Homelessness

CAR CITY – Putting the Brakes on Homelessness : Family Promise of Greater Houston County is excited to hold its’ Second Annual fall event beginning 5 PM Friday, September 25, at Central Georgia Technical College. Volunteers and community leaders will spend the night in their cars to experience homelessness for one night, in an effort to raise awareness for homeless children and their families in Houston County. The event will culminate with breakfast on Saturday morning, September 26. Last year youth groups, volunteers, political, military, corporate, educational, and religious citizens felt the cold of a 40 degree night in November. A warmer evening this year will offer the “homeless experience” without the extreme cold temperatures.

Participants will experience a soup line for supper yet enjoy a night of activities and entertainment as we seek to educate the community on the realities of homelessness. In the 2014-15 school year the Houston County Board of Education counted over 327 homeless children in the school system. We also know from national averages that for every one they count we can estimate 1-2 more that are outside the system. Family Promise is the only organization that addresses this issue with respect and dignity for keeping the family together.

CAR CITY is also a fund raiser………participants may obtain sponsors to pay for their “Parking Space” for a minimum of $100 per vehicle. In addition businesses, organizations, and individuals will be offered the opportunity to sponsor “Parking Lots” – Diamond Sponsors will provide the “Priority Lot”; Ruby Sponsors will provide the “Prime Lot”; Sapphire Sponsors, the “Reserved Lot”; and Emerald Sponsors, the “Fleet Lot”.

For more information, visit http://www.fphope.org or contact:
Family Promise
Greater Houston County

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