Once in a while you cross paths with someone who will forever change your life. For us, Alan Graham is that someone. His life, his heart, and his mission to see “I am” in the “least of these” is nothing less than transformative. Welcome Homeless is a much needed work that gives incredible insight to how the Gospel turns pain and isolation into victory and community. It’s a coming home story for all of us, where we are challenged to see others as well as ourselves, only as Christ sees us.
I know what homelessness feels like. I started Paul Mitchell with a $700 loan when I was living out of my car. When I met Alan Graham, I knew that this was a man who really understood the problem — people need a place to belong. The Community First! Village and this book invite people into something greater, and I’m proud to be a part of it.
The ministry Alan Graham has launched is nothing short of life-changing. His chronicle of the stories of the people he serves helps all of us see the homeless with new eyes and as God Himself sees them.
Welcome Homeless is a book that rattles you to your spiritual senses and awakens the awe you’ve been missing in your relationship with God by inviting you to love your neighbor as yourself.
Welcome Homeless is a gift that takes down the walls of isolation and shows us the power of empathy and action. The most compelling lesson Graham re-taught me is that when we breathe new purpose into our own journey – when we stop, listen, connect and share, even just for a moment – that mighty pause for humanity is one of God’s most generous endowments.