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Two Steps Backwards
October 18, 2016 @ 5:21 AM by: Richard Steinecke

You just cannot explain some days. Last Wednesday was one of them. It began with a confrontation with a volunteer who refused to stop aggressively presenting his unusual and somewhat disturbing views to others. Then there were more than the usual conflicts among community members. One took more than her allotted (and scarce) food items despite reminders from the volunteers. This lead to other community members speaking up and a period of loud swearing resulting in hurt feelings. Another community member carried a chip as large as a log on his shoulder with every interaction with staff and volunteers throughout the entire process. Oasis is a ministry of reconciliation and for some days it is two steps backwards for every step forward.


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