I thought all day about the many people I have met at Switchpoint who have broke too many rules, lost their families, and wander all over the US because they have no where to put down roots. Many of them have been a black sheep with their family and have burned all of their bridges. What I have learned on this trip is that many shelters continue to love and serve those "Remittance Men". The Safe Haven Shelter in Parsons, Kansas was having three baptisms today with people who have chosen to change their lives and stop "breaking all the rules." I think about Tim- a client at Switchpoint who I have known for 4 years. He is a Remittance Man and just wants to be loved, just wants to have a home- but he breaks the rules of alcohol(alcoholic). My hope is he can accept help and make a change.
|Rolling hills of Missouri|
|Trains are abundant in this part of the US|
|Lockwood Guys - how cool is that?|
|Terry - Thanks for riding!|
|Welcome to Missouri- only 4 states left|