The Word Among Us

November 2014 Issue

Listening from the Last Pew

My journey from homelessness to the Church

By: Lorraine Gardner

Listening from the Last Pew: My journey from homelessness to the Church by Lorraine Gardner

From August 2002 to June 2003, I lived and walked among the faceless people of the streets. I say “faceless” because when you are homeless, the rest of the world does its very best to look past you.

My life began spiraling downward after a very turbulent divorce. Very quickly, I suffered one loss after another: my marriage, home, jobs,...

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