My Experience at Union Gospel Mission
by Clay C., youth at St. Martin’s
When I was asked to go help deliver shoes at the Union Gospel Mission, I didn’t know what I would do. I didn’t know what it was gonna be like. I pictured a giant spanish mission. It was more like a clean hospital when I got there.
The people were different than I pictured also. I thought homeless people were people who gave up their jobs, but really they’re just really poor and you really don’t know what has happened to them. I was surprised at how many homeless people there were that we saw. You don’t see homeless people where I live.
I would definitely want to help again at UGM. I have an idea about donating gloves. I feel that young people can help just as much as adults can help. Today I learned that not everybody has what they need and we should help those who don’t have what I have.
Today at Union Gospel Mission, I felt that God was there, in our hearts. It makes me feel happy that someone can use my shoes that are still good. I will pray for the person who got my shoes. I hope they can use them.