Many of you know about my work in the inner city of Edmonton at the Mustard Seed. I’m sure I’ve shared different stories and thoughts about the topics of poverty and homelessness both abroad and right here at home, but through the past 2-3 years of steady immersion in Edmontons poorest neighbourhood, the majority of my free time spent reading, watching, and listening to everything about poverty and it’s related issues that I can get my hands on, nothing has come quite as close as the link below has to articulating the issues and why I seem to care so deeply about them in a way that I think everyone can understand.
I’m sending this to you because I want so badly for you to understand why this cause has become so important to me, and why I just can’t let it go. Why despite my frustrations and tears, I keep going back for more every day. And because I would really love to hear your thoughts on it. I think it is our nature to share important things with the people we love and this is so important to me, and I value your opinion. So “all I want for Christmas this year” is for you to listen in!
The following link is from a CBC radio show called The Current and there are three parts.
Have a listen, and if you like, tell me what you think and pass it on to someone you know and care about so they can hear it too.
If you haven’t heard it yet this year, let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas.