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Age
51
About HomerLes
Gender:
male
Marital Status:
married
Spiritual Status:
Christian
When saved:
1984
Country Flag/Nationality:
Canada
Country (Location):
Canada
State/Province/Region:
Ontario [Canada]
Favorite Bible Verse:
Luke 14:33
About:
Wanda and I met at Bible school and were married soon after. After graduating we went into the pastorate only to discover that it wasn't for us. We moved to the city and settled down to raise our family and slowly began to prosper as God blessed us. After a time we were able to buy a house and I was able to start my own IT consulting firm. Even though we were outwardly successful there was a deep emptiness inside of us both. We both had a spiritual renewal in 1996 and our desire to know God and obey Him grew continually. As we followed God it became clear over time that He was calling us to greater levels of obedience and maturity. Finally in 2007 we sold our house and business so we could move east to start a new chapter of our lives.

What we thought would be a wonderful new life slowly unraveled as God began to show us that we would be journeying through poverty, destitution and finally homelessness. As scary as that was we could not abandon God or shipwreck our faith so we followed Him. Our journey of homeless wandering took us over 40 months and 82 moves over 3 provinces as God led us. We encountered many people and situations that were difficult and traumatic. Days of hunger, deprivation and suffering included sleeping under a tarp in the woods near winter, living with an alcoholic man in his broken down trailer and sleeping in snowbanks among many other traumatic events. The trials tested us to the core as God taught us about our own weaknesses as He faithfully led us. His presence never left us and He provided for us in many miraculous ways. Our book is a testament to His unfailing love and provision.

Today our faith is strong after having survived the deep fires of testing. Our commitment to God has been tested time and again as He wanted us to learn about His nature and the nature of man. This wilderness experience tested and broke our faith in humanity as it is designed to do. Our trust in ourselves and the strength of man is irrevocably broken as we saw the mighty hand of God deliver us time and again. We have seen the hand of God sustaining us and now we can trust no other.

Our story is a raw, challenging account of how we were brought through the wilderness by Jesus. To some it will be an inspirational encouragement to help them as they pursue Him. To others it will be an offense to their pride and self-sufficiency. Either way our story will face you to look at faith, homelessness and poverty in a whole new way.
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Come Out of Her My People

by HomerLes on 1 Week Ago at 10:55 AM
Several weeks ago I was glued to the computer watching the terrible devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas. As I watched everything unfold I noticed a curious discrepancy between the governor of Texas and the mayor of Houston. The governor was calling for Houston to be evacuated while the mayor told the residents to stay in place. Despite the overwhelming projections that unprecedented flooding in Houston would occur, and occurred, the mayor told people to stay put. In many respects

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'All'ergies

by HomerLes on 1 Week Ago at 08:45 AM
I hate having allergies but growing up with allergies taught me some valuable lessons about how my body handled certain ‘irritants’. I grew up unnaturally sensitive to certain foods and it made life difficult. Trying to find out which foods I reacted to was a long process. Although I went for tests the doctors did not test for everything. Sometimes I just had to find out through trial and error, giving up or trying things to see if there was a reaction. In many way trying to find out if ‘self’

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When the Timber is Green

by HomerLes on 1 Week Ago at 11:34 AM
Yesterday was my birthday and Homer bought me a lovely new prayer journal with the title “And so the adventure begins.” He also bought me some of my favorite donuts from the local Tim Horton’s to complete the unexpected birthday surprise. I love my husband very much and he wanted to bring me something that he knew was my “taste”. Not something he thought I would like but something he KNEW I would like because of the intimacy that we share. My heart rejoiced because he “entered in”

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Make A Decision

by HomerLes on 1 Week Ago at 12:08 PM
I can remember it clearly as if it just happened. Boris, our much loved South African ballroom dance teacher, bellowing out across the dance floor, “MAKE A DECISION!!” There I was, my beautiful bride in my arms, doing nothing but box steps like a one legged duck trying to swim and my dance teacher had enough. Our dance teacher, of course, saw that I was stuck going in circles not knowing what to do. I had many choices of steps I could take but was paralyzed out of fear and the unknown. Boris

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The Crown of Thorns

by HomerLes on 1 Week Ago at 09:44 AM
On Friday night, out of the blue, we received an email from someone who had hurt us when we were on our journey of homelessness. The email was kind, however, and seeing a God connection in this email Wanda and I decided to visit. Our visit was cordial and polite. We were able to extend grace and love to this person even though we had been hurt by them in the past. As we left, this person pointed to a Crown of Thorns plant they had on their porch. It was, as you see in the picture, full of nasty

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