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“Make the invisible visible”

On the street I saw a small girl cold and shivering in a thin dress, with little hope of a decent meal. I became angry and said to God; “Why did you permit this? Why don’t you do something about it?’ For a while God said nothing. That night he replied, quite suddenly:

“I certainly did something about it. I made you.”

I found this on Mark Horvath’s vlog, invisiblepeople.tv/blog/ and it completely took me off guard. How many times have we asked this question? And how simple of an answer is that? Mark Horvath, a homeless advocate, is coming to the UA campus Saturday at 6 p.m. The videos on his vlog are very powerful and I encourage every one of you to watch at least one and challenge you to do one thing about the issue of homelessness, whether it be donating money or time, prayer, writing about it, sharing about it on twitter, facebook or your blog. This is a major issue in the world, in the US, and in every one of our communities and we can make a difference.

Homeless advocate returns to Fayetteville capturing the faces of the invisible

By: Mille Appleton

With more than one million people sleeping on the streets each night, according to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, one advocate is traveling the country and using a video blog to capture the faces of the homeless and raise awareness.

Mark Horvath, founder of InvisiblePeople.tv, will be making his second appearance in Fayetteville Saturday to discuss with the homeless and shelters of northwest Arkansas ways to end homelessness.

Horvath will make the sixth stop on his “Road Trip, USA” at the UA Global Campus on the Fayetteville Square at 6 p.m. Saturday, sponsored by the Cobblestone Project and the Community and Family Institute at the UA.

“It’s a topic for every city in the country, particularly given the economic downturn over the last year and a half,” said Kevin Fitzpatrick, director of the Community and Family Institute. “This region isn’t really any different. Some might have argued that we enjoy a fair amount of prosperity and that is true, but we absolutely have not escaped the downturn.”

Following his talk, Horvath will lead a discussion among homeless people in northwest Arkansas and leaders from Seven Hills Homeless Shelter, Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter and the Samaritan Community Center.

“There are people who are new to homeless, absolutely, and then of course there continue to still be people who were homeless in 2009 and still in 2010,” Fitzpatrick said. “We continue to ask the same question, how is that possible in a nation as wealthy as the United States?”

Finish reading the article on The Arkansas Traveler website here.

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One response

  1. Mom

    Wow-very powerful thought! Wish I was going to be there on Saturday.
    Good job-

    July 29, 2010 at 12:40 pm

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