Sunday, January 16, 2011
Waterloo Street Kids
Tom spent Saturday morning in a town nearby with Alfred of Buckner International and some of the Social Work Interns from the Bible College. For two years they have had a ministry among street kids in Waterloo. The town has over 100,000 total population. More than 1,000 of these are kids living on the streets. About 600 of them have families in the area, but because of abuse and trafficing they choose NOT to go home. The other 400 are homeless orphans. Tom said the kids flocked to Alfred and the students as soon as they saw them. They play ball, visit, and genuinely care about the kids. It's a "no pressure" ministry where all they seek to do is build relationships and let them know they matter to someone. Tom and I look forward to being a part of this wonderful work!