Last weekend, thousands of youth from around the country came to Minneapolis for the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod conference. 1,200 of them participated in an interactive experience on homelessness, including a visit to the tiny house prototype built by Woodland volunteers in collaboration with the nonprofit, Settled.
Visitors were asked questions to provoke new ways of thinking about homelessness. Instead of sitting at the stoplight, hoping for the light to turn green quickly, how can we engage our neighbors? How can the church be the answer to the problems of homelessness?
After one presentation a youth leader from New York said, “I had thought about this, but I had never really considered it.”
Gabrielle Clowdus, the speaker from Settled, said that she saw this weekend as planting hundreds of tiny seeds to change the way churches across the nation think about homelessness.