February 28, 2014 |
by Robbie Goldman
I met “Bella” as she was sitting with a group of friends several years ago. She was a little above the average age of the group. Still, she was accepted and seemed comfortable in the surroundings of younger street kids. Her careful attention to her makeup and hair, along with her huge red patent-leather purse, caused her to stand out to me. Read More
February 25, 2014 |
by Rebekah Duke, staff member
Several of the DB team were able to attend a workshop focused on human trafficking this week. As I sat down in my seat at the beginning of the day, I suddenly realized how heavy the weight of the topic would be. We heard from FBI agents and leaders of the police task force who are fighting human trafficking right here, in our own city. The discussion was not about Thailand or India. Right here, right now, people are slaves. It’s happening in our neighborhoods and American cities. And you might guess who is at the highest risk — homeless youth. My friends. Read More
December 26, 2013 |
RESCUE - (from the Dry Bones’ Mission)
Within the context of relationships, hope, love, opportunity, and beauty are revealed. Everyone’s faith grows. We all get “saved” in exciting and unexpected ways.
Throughout the streets of Denver, I get to witness story after story of rescue. Rescue occurs in a moment, or the combination of several moments, and brings true life. I would not say that the rescue is always painless or seamless. Most of the time it can feel just as painful as the life the person is currently living and wanting to escape. It often involves hard work. But still, rescue, in its many forms, is necessary Read More
December 19, 2013 |
by Robbie Goldman
REACH (from the Dry Bones Mission)
We are freely extended beyond our familiar boundaries in order to form relationships that reveal the God-given unsurpassable worth of all involved. We hope to create intersections where people from different walks of life cross paths who would not normally meet; here, everyone belongs.
On outreach today, I saw some of my friends sitting on the sidewalk and listening to a guitarist perform beside them. The scene was very Denver-as-usual. Read More