March 2014

It started with a door knock in 2010, over at Challenge House #2. I opened the door, and there she stood: sleek, bashful, determined: "I need help with math". 6 years later she has a job, and is about to graduate from our community college! Fast forward from that door knock; we just had breakfast-lunch [...]

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October 2, 2013

*A lawyer calls; his yard man has gotten old and sick, and can no longer carry out mowing and yard work at his office. He knows the easy way is to just call a commercial mowing company, but he's read about the work-over-welfare summer programs at Challenge Houses, and calls, "wondering if any of the [...]

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September 2012

Jail to Challenge House---let me write it differently: I picked up an inmate---I know he’s a skilled carpenter---I took him to the construction site of Challenge House #4, over by Pennyrile Apartments public housing. It was early—probably 6:30 AM---Before he exited the car to begin work, he suggested, “Let’s pray”—we did, and then he handed [...]

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