Shorty says, “See me!”

This is our friend “Southside Shorty.” Yesterday we were able to provide him with a few meals and transportation to a local hospital.

Southside is 68 years old and says he’s been homeless ever since he was a child. Trying to survive on the streets is all he’s ever known.

After he told us back in August he walked over 60 miles, from Anniston, Alabama to the West Georgia area, we asked him if that was the hardest part about being homeless. He said no.

“The hardest part about being homeless is when people avoid me or point and laugh. I just want to be cool and meet new people out here.”

LBW Team

2020 is a year of Impact!

You have probably heard, it’s #GivingTuesday. This is a day when people like you come together for a special 24-hour, online day of giving to support nonprofits like Love Beyond Walls.

Please add us to your #GivingTuesday list because we need your help to reach our goal that will support the work we do, transforming lives of people living on the streets and facing poverty.

This month, we will celebrate 6 years as an organization and will position ourselves to educate leaders nationally next year to replicate our efforts.

We cannot do this without your support. Please consider us today and with your end of the year giving!

Thank you for supporting us today and every day!

LBW Team

Love Beyond Walls + Chick-Fil-A

This past week, we got an opportunity of designing a day of professional development for 30 Chick-Fil-A engineers to understand homelessness and poverty in our world.

We were honored to serve with an organization like Chick-Fil-A and these engineers and through our Dignity Museum.

It means so much to teach, educate, and mobilize people from all walks of life to “see” and love those on the margins of society.

Thanks Chick-Fil-A!

LBW Team

Book Launch – “I See You” is Here!

Last week’s launch of “I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes to Invisible People” at Barnes & Noble was a huge success!

Here are a few pics of the Launch Day book-signing event, it was a great time!

Thank you to those of you who pre-ordered and supported our story. We’re excited about teaching people what it means to see dignity in others.

You can still purchase your own copy here

LBW Team

Book Launch + 1 Day Away

“How do we become people who not only accept responsibility for the destitute but also shift our focus from being self-centered to other-centered?” (Terence Lester)

We are one day away from launching the book, “I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes To Invisible People.” It’s already been spotted around the country in some Barnes & Noble stores.

There is still time to pre-order and support our message of seeing those who are impoverished as God sees.

There is still time to pre-order here!

LBW Team

Gather Atlanta – July

We are so excited to be getting prepped and ready for our July Gather Atlanta! 

We will be serving our community on the morning of Saturday, July 27th…and we’d love for YOU to join us! 

You can sign up here to secure your spot. Make sure to sign up soon, as spots tend to go quickly! 

See you on the 27th! 

LBW Team

Become An Early Reader + I See You Book

A Personal Request

Hey guys, this is Terence!

As you know, I’ve been leading LBW in the trenches for years.

In five years, we have worked to assist over 300 people to transition out of homelessness. I can honestly say that I have learned a lot and it has not been easy.

Last year, I was approached by a publisher, InterVarsity Press, to write about my experiences while leading this organization and things I’ve observed in helping people to transition out of poverty and homelessness.

Immediately, I started writing a book called I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes To Invisible People and now I’m exactly 48 days from releasing it into the world.

The book itself will be used to advance the work we do with Love Beyond Walls and many proceeds from it will go back to Love Beyond Walls.

It would be my honor if a few of you would join the book launch team to help spread the word. If you join, we will send you an advanced digital copy of the book and you’ll get a chance to become an early reader.

I hope you will join me in helping us spread the word about what it means to take LBW and see people and love them fully.

You can sign up HERE and fill out the form to get the advanced digital copy.


Gather Atlanta – June

We had a great time taking #lovebeyondwalls to the heart of the city this past Gather Atlanta! 

We were able to love our community well, build relationships, and help those living without homes connect with resources needed to move forward. Our volunteer “Doers” are the best around, and did a wonderful job of serving!

We believe our most important work is in creating safe spaces where people who have been made to be “outsiders” can start to feel like “insiders” and are welcomed.

Thank you for serving with us at Gather Atlanta, where the doors are opened for all!

Our next Gather Atlanta will be June 22nd! You can sign up to serve here.

LBW Team