Wayne WaldenPosted: July 26, 2013
I could have spent all day talking to Wayne. He’s so far from the typical characterization of a homeless person. He’s educated, intelligent, knows God, loves God and people, knows the Bible better than most Christians, and knows Hebrew and Greek too! He’s a writer as well as a musician. He teaches Bible study and sings Gospel music.
Wayne became homeless 20 years ago, when he was served divorce papers and told to vacate his home. It’s been a long journey, but he’s doing really well compared to other poor folks I know (and I’d even say he’s doing better than some rich folks I know). I admire his independent spirit. He has refused to get food stamps, and has chosen instead to grow his own food. He’s a vendor for the Nashville local paper called The Contributor, a publication that was created to help the homeless, giving them a way to earn a living and contribute to the betterment of the community. The Contributor has featured Wayne in their publication in 2012, and on their website, there’s a transcript of an interview with Wayne, as well as a link to a video that they created (so you can hear him speak for himself!). You can read more about Wayne here.