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Episode 16

“Home isn’t a place that has a door and a roof and windows. It’s where you’re welcomed as you are, welcomed unconditionally.” – Doug Nichols

Doug Nichols got off the career treadmill. “I gave up on being burned out,” he says. He now gives all of himself and all of his time towards helping to alleviate homelessness, a problem that is surprisingly common in an area of great wealth. Doug runs Bed Start, a ministry that provides beds and furniture to people coming out of homelessness.

My friend Rev. Kory Knott also joins in on this episode, as does Bill Brunken, who has been volunteering with Bed Start for many years.

This is a video about Bed Start that was shown at Custer Road UMC one Easter Sunday morning.

This is a note that was found taped inside a crib and changing table that was being delivered to someone moving from homelessness to a housed situation.  The girl from the family that donated it wanted to send a special message. This note is referred to in the episode, and is an example of what it can mean for people who give their furniture to others.