Caroline had slept in too late that morning. The sun was high and she could already feel the burning heat from the pavement radiate though the soles of her worn-out shoes. She had only been walking for a few blocks but already she felt drained and tired. The aura of body heat surrounding her made every movement a chore. Just a couple more blocks and she could rest… just a little bit longer and she would be able to coolRead More
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A Prayer from Jay Cory, CEO of Phoenix Rescue Mission, on the 2015 National Day of Prayer #NationalDayOfPrayer Father, we come before you in the name of Jesus and thank you for the privilege of having access to your throne room by your grace and through the sacrificial blood of Jesus. We thank you for the privilege of citizenship in your Kingdom. So Lord, from that perspective, we humbly ask you today to pour yourself out into the Body ofRead More
“On April 14, 2014, I woke up to someone telling me I had to move from my sidewalk next to Andre House in downtown Phoenix because the cops want everyone to leave. As I looked up, sad and depressed and broken with no hope of ever having a future, I heard a voice call out to me. That voice said, ‘Are you ready?’ I had turned my back on God 20 years ago, but I knew he was calling outRead More
When you think of the word homeless, what image comes to mind? Is it a man with a cardboard sign standing on a street corner? A woman pushing a shopping cart filled with cans and all her worldly possessions? Sadly, there’s a third image we should all recognize, but don’t, because it’s one that we rarely ever see.Read More
He awoke with the sun in his eyes, groaning in pain and covered in sweat. Another night had come and gone that he didn’t remember, but it didn’t matter. Living in the open desert just outside Bullhead City, Tom Crandall wasn’t concerned with what he did, how he got back or even what today would bring. He was just going through the motions. Tom Crandall was a man waiting to die.Read More