I seriously cannot explain to you the depth of pain and hurt that has been inflicted on some of my friends who live on the streets and who work at Bud’s Warehouse. It truly amazes me that my friends have chosen to continue living life on this earth. What amazes me even more is their positive attitudes and willingness to forgive those who have so hatefully wronged them.

Faith is not just something that they talk about; faith is something that has changed their lives. Faith has not only allowed them to forgive the atrocities done to them, it has allowed them to live beyond the things done to them. Today, I am inspired and encouraged by the faith, goodness, hope and joy of these friends of mine.

-Madison