– by Andy Wade –
One of the things we enjoy at Mustard Seed Associates is discovering the imaginative mustard seeds of hope and change being sown around the world. At the Justice Conference in Portland, OR this past week, I had the opportunity to catch up with Steve Kimes, Pastor of Anawim Christian Community – a community for the poor and unhoused in the greater Portland area.
“Anawim” is a Hebrew word that means “the poor seeking God for deliverance.” This Hebrew word is often used in the Psalms, including Psalm 37:11, which reads, “Blessed are the anawim for they shall inherit the earth.”
I encourage you to check out their website to learn more about the anawim – facts, stats, misconceptions, and how you can become a friend to the Anawim in your neighborhood.