Jul 21, 2020
Do you have a heart for service? Are you ready to make an impact? If you have been looking for an organization to get involved with, then this episode is for you.
In today’s episode, Mary chats with activist, writer, and speaker - Terence Lester. Terence is regarded as a thought leader in the realm of systemic poverty and is known nationwide for campaigns that bring awareness to issues surrounding homelessness, poverty, and economic inequality. Founder of Love Beyond Walls and Love Sinks In, Terence lives by the motto that “service is a lifestyle, not an event”.
Today, Mary digs deep into Terence’s book, I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes to Invisible People. Through his writing and service, Terence calls us to see the “invisible” people around us by becoming proximate with them. Rather than choosing not to see the realities around us, Terence shares his personal encounters and real-life stories to challenge Christians to become more informed about poverty and homelessness, and to see the poor as Jesus does.
Mary and Terence also discuss his latest campaign, Love Sinks In, which brings portable hand washing stations (20,000 and counting) to the most high traffic homeless areas across our nation, during our global pandemic. The campaign has been featured by Coca Cola and Brawny. It's been on NPR and countless other media outlets. And in today’s episode, Terence talks about how he created the movement just by starting, just by seeing the one; he opens up about his heart for people experiencing homelessness and for racial justice; and he discusses the power of becoming proximate with those who are often overlooked.
After listening you will understand the importance of seeing people through God’s eyes, how to help others restore their dignity and find their place to flourish; and the value of showing empathy towards others, no matter their circumstances.
If you are ready to let love open your eyes, and discover how seeing leads to greater action, you will not want to miss beautiful conversation.
Check out Terence's journey and his book! https://www.instagram.com/imterencelester/
Also be sure to head over to Love Beyond Walls https://www.instagram.com/lovebeyondwalls/