Saturday of Service

I haven’t posted on my blog in a long time, I know. Mainly because every moment spent on the computer and every moment spent in writing has gone into my research paper/proposal/bibliography. I’m learning some interesting things about homelessness in America and the heated debates on every aspect have my mind constantly racing; by the end of the day my brain is fried. One side argues that homelessness (in America – I’m slowly figuring out/thinking that homelessness here may be entirely different from homelessness in other, poorer countries) is almost prominently caused by mental disease and addictions while others argue it has little to do with those things and entirely has to do with hard times, financial problems, the economy etc. This is the hardest paper I’ve ever written, yet I’m enjoying it¬†immensely. But I digress, on to the blog post: SOS.

About four years ago (4 or 5?) the Central church of Christ in Johnson City, TN held their first S.O.S. – Saturday of Service. I’ve never been involved in Central’s SOS in the past, but soon after Central started SOS, the church in Abingdon picked up the idea for one year and tried to replicate it in southwest Virginia. From that, I am slightly familiar with the idea behind it.

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