Talking about the Homeless in the Icebox

Chris & Sandy visit ECC folks in Int’l Falls, MN

My wonderful wife, Sandy, and I were invited up to International Falls, MN to take part in their Evangelical Covenant Church’s Missions Week.

We had an uplifting time, and were blessed to share about the work that Jesus has called us to do at Cornerstone shelter in Chicago. We even got a chance to have lunch with the Mayor of Int. Falls (pop. about 6,000) and two caseworkers of their towns newly opened three-family shelter house. This was thanks to the warm welcome of Pastor Darren Olson, and Lynn Peterson, who helped coordinate our schedule, which included meeting with young adults, seniors, as well as sharing at their two Sunday services.

This church was a fine example of supporting so many “missionaries” (about 30) across our world. Most of the folks that we talked with were very knowledgeable, caring, and dedicated servants of our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray for these generous and loving brothers and sisters.

And I blessed to sign and sell a few of my books, “Discovering Jesus in the Least.”

And oh yeah, this small town is called “The Icebox” of the nation because its’ temps. can reach as low as 30-40 below…without the wind chill! Fortunately for us, the temps. were in the 30’s. But our very gracious hosts, Andy and Laurie Hedlund, told us that we could visit them another time if we wanted to experience “the deep freeze.”

Be cool. And take care. Chris.

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About the Author:

Chris Ramsey has been a member of the Jesus People U.S.A. community in Chicago since 1975. Throughout those 40 years, Ramsey has been involved in evangelism, writing, interviewing, and serving the poor. He’s also a kind of “crazy” character who’s constantly asking himself, “Where do I fit in”? For the past 25 years, Chris has discovered that his role in serving the homeless and the poor at Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO), seems to fit him quite nicely. He is happily married to Sandy Ramsey, the executive director of CCO, and has two adult sons, Christopher and Jonathan.