Category Archives: Entertaining Angels

Entertaining Angels is a collection of missionary stories from serving among the homeless and addicted men and women from the streets of New Orleans

Chad Gets Bad News

Chad was an inspiring young man when he came into the Center to get help for his addiction. He had not been out there long enough to have been robbed of all the graces God had bestowed upon him. But … Continue reading

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Christmas, It’s Enough to Make a Grown Man Cry

Christmas is enough to make a grown man cry. I was a total sponge my intern year of missionary service in New Orleans. I had been clued in about several annual events that were especially important to our work in … Continue reading

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Out of the Kettle into the Fire

Street missionaries witness many disturbing and fascinating things! Disturbing in that homelessness, addiction, and human brokenness can go so deeply wrong. Fascinating in that God exercises amazing patience and goes to incredible lengths to love and restore His created, fallen … Continue reading

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A Modern-Day Pool of Bethesda

To serve as a missionary in the Brantley Center is to have daily exposure to the Pool of Bethesda as depicted in John 5. This holy place was filled with and surrounded by men and women in various phases of … Continue reading

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Two Hours in Jail

I never saw David drunk but he is very clearly an alcoholic. He managed to keep his addiction pretty well between the ditches in the later years of his life. He was about 60 when I met him at the … Continue reading

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God Acts, Even When at the End of the Rope

I have known and worked with thousands of alcoholic men and women over the years. Bob is one of the very few people I know who claims divine deliverance from his alcoholism. The evidence of his life indicates that it … Continue reading

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Knocking Off the Rear View Mirrors (a retro-post)

┬áKatrina, five months after the fact, continues to present a monumental degree of difficulty. On one hand, volunteers, staff, and missionaries are not only surviving, but thriving under the great bounty of rich blessings that God showers upon us each … Continue reading

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