When compassion takes you the extra mile for a pair of shoes.

Paul WInter a member of the Operation Joy team connects with the street community at a very personal level, always with a bag of items to share if appropriate. But what happens when the bag doesn't hold the answer?

Let Paul explain;

I met N one day on Oxford Road and she pointed out to me that she had no shoes, they had been taken while she was sleeping rough. She also said she couldn’t walk without shoes because of the state of her feet.

I thought that there might be a decent charity shop nearby and I started walking south and eventually reached Rusholme! A local trader listened to what I needed for N and he took me next door and upstairs. He went upstairs again and came back with an appropriate pair.

I returned to N by bus.

Once I passed on the shoes to her she was mobile again.

N thanked me for going the extra mile.

Incarnation | Compassion | Proclamation

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Clock icon 22 Mar, 2023

Written by:

Paul Winter

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