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August 02, 2007

Homeless With Children

Homeless With Children

As many as 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness every year. Of that number, 39% are children. 

When Angela Angelle became homeless in October of 1996, she had 7 children and she was pregnant with twins. A children's services worker found them all living together in a trailer with no electricity - and Angela faced the possibility of losing custody.

Guest host Aaron Henkin talks with Angela about how she kept her family together. Angela is now a homeowner, and the director of the New Life Center - the homeless shelter that once took her family in.

Finding The Bible

Ken Hyatt heard our interview with Mary Hakes about her lost piccolo, and he wrote to say it struck a chord.

Ken used to be a Navy chaplain. When he first joined the Navy, he was an atheist. He went to church for the first time when he was in boot camp, and he also started reading a small copy of the New Testament, which the Navy gave out for free.

During those first couple of years in the Navy, Ken developed a spiritual hunger. He then decided to go to seminary and be a Navy chaplain. Somewhere along the way, though, he lost the copy of the New Testament that had become so important to him.

Ken talks with Aaron about how that little book became tattered, splattered with paint, and was eventually held together with tape and staples because of so much use. And he tells how it came back into his hands, many years after it was lost.

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