“One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his good deed.”
— Proverbs 19:17

We met a man who lives with his dog on the outskirts of the market in Chimbote. The market is expanding and his house may be torn down. Asking this elderly man, who walks with a hunched back and limp, to relocate and rebuild his home is an unrealistic request. While his one-room, hand-built shack may seem unimpressive and replaceable to us, it is still his home.

Elderly man

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This week, we pray for the homeless in Chimbote and everywhere. May they find shelter in both a roof over their heads and in the Lord.

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