The day we've been waiting for

I haven’t been blogging in forever, but this is newsworthy… Something amazing happened today. I got to see my friend Herman finally get his place @ friendship house transitional housing. Yes! He checked in at 3 PM this afternoon. I used 200 of your dollar bills (you know who you are) to help him with the deposit. If you were one of the contributors from over a year ago…thank you. Please pray for him – that he is steadfast.

loser lovers – Herman's bridge update #10

This update is written by Ben…all the way from Houston, Texas! A while ago, when Terry and I first launched the Herman’s Bridge project, we informed one lady of our project and she questioned, “Well, I hope Herman’s not a loser, is he?” I was caught a little off-guard by the way she came back with such a loaded question. I wanted to be like, “so, what if he is?” She exposed our real intentions – to love those that everyone else thinks are losers. We are loser lovers because... Read The Rest →

Herman's story is getting harder to tell

I’m so behind on the updates. Seems like life and my 3 kids are gettin’ in the way of my blogging lifestyle. Ah, who am I kidding? That’s just an excuse. The real reason I haven’t written is because this story is getting hard to tell. But our promise was to tell you the story… At the end of May we had a really beautiful birthday party for Herman. Ben wrote a great update that I’ll be posting on Wednesday, with some pictures from the party. Last Monday, Ben and... Read The Rest →

The Ordinary Radicals

Last week, Nicole from The Ordinary Radicals documentary came to Wilmington to meet Herman. She also talked with me and Ben about the homeless scene here – she wanted to hear the Herman’s Bridge story first hand. Ben and I had a great time hanging out with Nicole and John (2 ordinary radicals), playing chess with Herman and sharing a meal together – that is once we found a place that was still open for lunch!  (We found out the hard way that the happening lunch scene in center city... Read The Rest →

$2,306…so far, wow! – Herman's Bridge update #8

Hi everyone, Sorry for the lack of updates. There is still a lot happening – good things happening. Ben and I continue to meet up with Herman each Wednesday, and we are in the process of helping him take some new steps. He still has a long way to go, so please remember him in prayer. One thing we’ve noticed is that this experiment has given Herman an extra layer of accountability – that he never had before. He seems to be recognizing how people from all over the country... Read The Rest →

love, for the day is near

We’re finding that Herman has a debt that needs to be paid. A relatively small debt. Is there a better picture of the gospel – but to pay someone’s debt? – without any expectation of anything in return? Love, for the Day is Near (Romans 13:8-11) Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may... Read The Rest →

Herman's Bridge – update #6

Ben, Terry, and Herman in the Media See below for links to newspaper stories, video, and radio podcasts News Journal Coverage “I call him The Herminator,” says Cooper, a tall, trim 27-year-old from Bear who plans to move to Houston, Texas, later this year to attend medical school. “Call me the generator, if you like,” Herman jokes, adding that his mind percolates too. As a result of the blog posts, readers from Delaware, Texas and Vermont — all over — are getting to know Herman, as the young men usually... Read The Rest →

Herman's Bridge – update #5

If you’re just learning about Herman’s Bridge, and you want to give Herman 1 dollar – start here. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the original post if you’re in. Ben and Terry were interviewed by Rick Jensen @ WDEL. Listen here! Rick Jensen interviewing Ben and Terry about Herman’s Bridge Ben and Terry goofing off in the WDEL/WSTW lobby…good times. Feel free to leave comments or questions, and Ben and I will respond. We want to hear how Herman’s Bridge is influencing you. Our idea of Family fun.... Read The Rest →

Herman's Bridge map – update #4

This map is a living document. If anything, it’s certainly alive and moving. These are the towns and cities across the nation where a dollar was sent to Herman. [googlemaps,-97.956515&spn=47.12796,74.707031&z=3&output=embed&w=425&h=350] Thanks so much for sparing a dollar for Herman. If you have no idea what Give Herman One Dollar means, start here. Peace! Ben & Terry

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