This is Aunty Susie.
She's sits in a wheelchair selling tissue paper, practically invisible to passers-by who see her more as a permanent, unfeeling, fixture in their neighbourhood . Just one is the many elderly folk trying to get by. Just a face in the crowd. .
Someone she loved ran away with her money; another stabbed her leg and tried to rob her. When we told her we were giving her the drinks and biscuits because Jesus loves her, she broke down I tears and pushed back her barang to reveal ... A photo of Jesus :') "he's always been there for me", she says. .
But a tangible human hug transmitting that love is another ... And so we did... As she held our hands in her weathered, calloused palms, it seemed as though it had been ages since someone bothered to have a conversation with her. I was so encouraged to see the youths boldly step forth as we laid hands on her leg and took turns to speak life over her ... #oneITEloveattack #nccarrow #bestchristmasgift