This is such an amazing story. I read the story this morning and just started weeping.
It’s the story of a homeless man named Curtis Jackson who has raised over $9000 thus far to help with a “down-on-her-luck” banker named “Sandy.” According to the article:
A year ago, everything was going right for a woman we’ll call Sandy.
She had a good job at a bank in the suburbs.
She and her 10-year-old son had a safe home.
But then the world came crashing down around the 39-year-old. She lost her job. She lost her house. And she and her son moved into her truck. Police found her and DCFS threatened to take away her son if she didn’t find a safe place to stay.
She moved into a hotel with the help of a social worker who paid for a few nights stay with her own money.
It’s likely that you may have heard the story (and voice) of a “homeless” man named Ted Williams. His voice is indeed amazing but the story behind his voice, truly shines. Most will focus their attention on the voice and the feel good story of second chances but if we listen to his story – in his own words – we’ll hear the story of redemption and reconciliation and…
a God who is still speaking to the world today.
While his story is unique, it also has a common thread that can be understood by all: we’ve all been down and out in some way or another.
A few years ago, he was strung out on drugs & alcohol, barely surviving, and living out on the streets.
Even a few days ago, he was homeless and simply looking for a break.