“We’re all hungry. And God’s provided food for all of us. And that’s the one thing that I should never withhold. I mean I can’t help you with money. I can’t help you with marriage counseling. I can’t help you with all these other needs. But for some reason, I’ve always been able to help with food. So you know, I’ve always found that if people are fed, they’re more receptive. If you’re hungry and you’re consistently hungry, you’re edgy, you’re crabby, your brain’s not working fully, you’re not motivated to work. I mean how can you work if you’re hungry?”
“There’s only two ways to treat people: we’re either going to help them or hurt them. And so, how am I helping today? I can come to help or hurt, and I want to help…This is the first job I’ve ever had where I’m excited to come to work.” – Clai works in the kitchen at the Spokane Union Gospel Mission Men’s Shelter
Read Clai’s story on the Union Gospel Mission blog.