If you live in the Austin area, chances are you’ve noticed we have an active homeless population. Many line the streets with cardboard signs asking for spare change. But how did they get to this point in life? Do we ever take a moment to see how they may feeling, what they may be going through? Alan Graham realized that there was a deep need for ministry in this population. He saw them for who they truly were, the journey they had been through and the challenges of being misunderstood and he decided to do something about it.
Alan founded Mobile Loaves and Fishes which started out delivering meals on the streets of Austin to the homeless and know has grown into something much bigger. His newest project Community First Village has gained national attention for being the first of its kind. It is a 27-acre community that provides affordable, permanent housing for the homeless in Central Texas. It is a place they can call home and find support. It is a place where they don’t have to be alone.
Enjoy an interview below with Steve and Amy where Alan talks about this amazing place that is transforming lives:
Perhaps you’d love to see this place for yourself. Well, you certainly can! In fact, every Friday night this month, there will be a movie screening provided by the Alamo Drafthouse. The events are free (though $5 donations are appreciated) and friends and family can grab snacks and enjoy a feature film outdoors to celebrate the last days of summer. Learn all about it here.