by Rev. Dr. Timothy A. Mentzer

This video is the story of a man named Ricky who was homeless. Too many times, when we as the church talk about homelessness, we talk about what we are doing to help. Our intentions are honorable but we can lose sight of the stories of those who are experiencing homelessness. This video is a conversation with Ricky who tells his life story, describes the condition of being homeless, faces the challenges of finally finding a home, and is invested in figuring out his next step. There is truth in this video, and I think it is important for all of us to hear the truth.

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The Reverend Dr. Timothy A. Mentzer is the Senior Pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the LSS Hunger Initiatives Task Force and has served on the boards of the Crispus Attucks Community Center and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund in the City of Lancaster. His wife is the Rev. Dr. Constance Mentzer. Tim and Connie have a son named Andrew.