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This author Bill Crews has created 19 entries.

Literacy is the miracle that can break the poverty-cycle

I’m sure you know how passionate I am about helping those who are caught in the poverty-cycle. That’s why I give meals to the homeless and basic healthcare to our needy guests.  It all happens thanks to your kindhearted support, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could prevent people falling into poverty in the first place? Together we can! The best way to do this is by giving struggling kids the literacy skills they need to succeed. That’s why I’m rolling out...

Help teach needy kids how to read.

Help make Easter miracles happen

Easter is a really important time of year for me. Not just because of its religious significance, but because it reminds me a better future is possible whenever we use our compassion to lift people out of despair. That’s exactly what your support enables me and my team to do every single day. Like the nutritious meals that stave off hunger in the homeless, or the basic healthcare that means our guests don’t get sick.  But what if we could prevent poverty...

Rev. Bill Crews' Christmas

My Christmas

As you can imagine, Christmas Day is really important to me. It’s both meaningful and spiritual and it makes me reflect on my own life. I have been giving Christmas lunches to the lonely and needy for 49 years. These people often feel left out, excluded and pushed to the fringes of society. But when they come to my big marquee in Ashfield on Christmas Day there’s a welcoming family waiting. It’s deeply moving not just for them, but for me...

The Exodus Foundation Christmas Appeal 2018.

Christmas miracles really do happen!

As I write this I’m sending you the warmest of Christmas blessings. You are part of my big extended family. A family of the rich and the poor. Of the extraordinary and the ordinary. A family of sharing, compassion and of loving kindness. When this family pulls together miracles happen – like our wonderful Christmas Day lunch for the homeless and needy. This year thousands of people will be there. The poor, the lonely and the destitute will come from everywhere....

Help rough sleepers get healthy and well

It’s spring time and I want to tell you about my determination to grow hope. It’s a determination that drives everything we do at The Exodus Foundation. Crucially it focuses our attention on improving the health of our needy guests. I’m talking about rough sleepers like Terry who was frail and suffered many of the illnesses common to the homeless – including diabetes and heart disease. Terry’s home was a suburban bus shelter and he came to us for hot...

Miracles of ​loving kindness .

Miracles of ​loving kindness

Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference at my Exodus Foundation. A kind word or a comforting touch lets our homeless and needy guests know that they are not alone – that we are here to help. When I sit in our Loaves & Fishes Free Restaurant during the lunch time meal service I often witness some of the most impressive acts of kindness. The other day I watched a frail, homeless guest shuffle in. I could see that...

The homeless don't need to be cold and alone.

My Winter Appeal

It’s seven o’clock on a chilly morning as I write this blog. The homeless are already queuing outside my Exodus Foundation, seeking refuge after another night on the streets. As winter sets in their plight will become even more desperate, but thanks to your support they don’t need to be cold and alone. Together we’re making their future better. We’ve got hot meals, healthcare and support services. In fact my amazing staff and volunteers often perform miracles – you can see...

The hope easter brings

The hope easter brings

Easter is a special time of year. To me it’s all about hope for a better future. I share that hope with all the homeless and needy guests who come to my Exodus Foundation. It is also a holy time of year and I think the work that my team and I do among the homeless makes it especially meaningful. I often wonder where Jesus would be at Easter, in a splendid church or helping the poor? We’re giving help and hope...