The Diary of a Homeless Musician

By: Simi Solomon Streatham Baptist Church

My name is Derek, and sleeping out in the entrance of a local Christian bookshop brought me closer to home. Here’s how:  the upper part of the shop is Manna House, an organisation that supports homeless people. Here I found a loving welcome, warm surroundings and it felt safe and comforting like home.  I got to know the churches that support and care for homeless people and became familiar with the day-to-day cycle of provision.