Dwaine’s shoes were donated to him. “Brother Jimmy passed them over to me.”
What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis?
“It’s not what you think…it’s that I don’t have enough funds to help others out and that I’ve no money for further education. I’d like to get a degree.”
“With me, I find faith and hope are always strong and will weather through any storms. Who knows what the next day will be like? Your day-to-day situation can change like the weather, too. “
“The birds don’t worry- like it says in the bible- and it’s true, in this blessed city and country of ours, I rarely go without food. “
“The hardest thing I had to face recently was the passing of my best friend, Sargent, a Great Dane/Greyhound. He was my big-time companion. When we lose our best friends, hopefully they are at the gates of Heaven to kick them open for us.”
Dwaine made reference to the following bible scripture:
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” (Matthew 6:25-27)
I think these words sustain Dwaine in his life. In all the time I’ve known Dwaine, I’ve never seen him without a big smile and positive greeting for everyone he meets.