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The Homeless World Cup.

August 16, 2013

One of the wonderful things about being around East Belfast Mission is witnessing the creative ways people are engaging in the task of helping others.  The homelessness project at the Mission, called Hosford, is a prime example of this.

This week has been the culmination of a special project, as Northern Ireland has participated for the first time in the Homeless World Cup.  The team was assembled from a football league that formed out of a partnership between Hosford and the Irish Football Association.  Players came from a variety of homeless shelters across Northern Ireland, and they selected a team to travel to the Homeless World Cup in Poland.  One of the EBM staff (Justin) is over with the team, and he is quoted in this article from the BBC.

A few days ago, I was speaking with a resident of Hosford who has now found a job and is moving out.  The hope and excitement in her eyes about the next stage of her life was obvious, and it was moving to think of how the people at Hosford have provided a stable and caring environment for her during a difficult and vulnerable time of transition.

Praise be to God.

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  1. Barbara Drew permalink
    August 16, 2013 5:01 pm

    Still miss you all and pray for you constantly. Thanks for your sharing messages Barbara Drew

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