Grant Wells and I have known each other for almost 18 years.
Grant was among the first community volunteers who helped see that low-income families received the supplemental food they needed as they worked hard to keep their families going. Grant unloaded trucks, stocked shelves, cleaned the floors and did whatever else that we asked of him.
Grant is a very good guy.
But a series of problems and issues fell on this man's life, resulting in deepening poverty and debilitating homelessness.
For years we've attempted to help him find stable housing. No need to rehearse the whole story here.
Last week the world changed for Grant!
He signed a lease on an apartment, a home of his own.
Jesus once claimed that he had come to "preach good news to the poor." I can tell you the news conveyed to Grant that he now has a home surely satisfies the call of that claim. What news could be better to a man who has slept on the streets of Dallas for years?
I had to share a few photos of my buddy. Special thanks to Jonathan Grace, one of CitySquare's great AmeriCorps members and to our Homeless Outreach Team for doing such good work in partnership with Grant.