Homeless Vet Experiences the Rescue of a Lifetime

Categories: Adult Ministries, General, Homelessness, Men, Miracles, Other, Partnerships, recovery

When Fred Barksdale’s Veterans Administration counselor picked him up from the closing veterans’ boardinghouse with only the clothes he was wearing, Fred was homeless, hopeless, and tired. Even though he had been clean and sober for five years, he couldn’t just turn things around. “What I thought was a gutter fall turned out to be …

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Furman Interns FUEL Healthy Initiatives at Miracle Hill

Categories: Addiction Recovery, Adult Ministries, Other, Overcomers Center, Partnerships, recovery, Volunteers

“Is skipping breakfast better than eating a bad breakfast?” The first question came from the back of the Overcomer Center chapel while other men were filing in. Gabe Silveira, an intern with Furman University’s FUEL program, took it in stride. “That’s a good question. Let me think a minute.” Four other men slipped into their …

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Our Atlanta Homeless Experiment – Part 1

Categories: Adult Ministries, Homelessness, Men

Jason Cochran (fellow counselor at the Greenville Rescue Mission) and I (Jeremy Huff) stayed at two different shelters in Atlanta, GA, posing as homeless men. The purpose of this trip was twofold. First, we wanted to get a small taste of what it’s like to be treated like a homeless person on the street and …

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