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This past year I have worked with Eikon ministries, discipling youth in the neighborhood of Binghampton in Memphis, TN. Eikon Ministries was founded by Roy “Soup” Campbell in 1997 with the mission to build urban leaders who will change the community from the inside out. To do...

Jesus is in the business of giving new life. That's what I love about the work we do. When we make critical home repairs for homeowners in our partner communities, we are bringing new life to those homes. We are taking away the old and putting...

Earlier this month our program director Kelly Coon got the chance to catch up with our stellar one-woman AV team from the summer of 2016, Allie Brown. She was an absolute JOY to have on staff and we miss her laughs, photos skills, and easy...

If there is one thing I have learned about community development since moving to Memphis, it is that there is a need. I know that sounds like an obvious answer, but for me, I have lived a very comfortable lifestyle, in comfortable places, with nothing...

by Philip Walkley, Executive Director “He is out of jail! All the charges were dropped,” Jessica* shared excitedly in a Facebook message. She was talking about Markus, the 25 year old nephew of Mrs. Gladys, a 2010 SOS homeowner. Markus has not had an easy life. He...

As I enter into this New Year I am reminded of how faithful and near He has been to me. Each year, instead of a New Year’s Resolution that might only last a month, I like to pick a word to focus on for the...

Why Do Justice? We live in a world that is broken as a result of sin, and the Bible is fairly clear that we will continue to deal with our struggle with sin and sin’s effects until Jesus returns. Injustice and poverty exist in our world...

Marlon “Big Dog” Brown experienced a twenty year run of homelessness, drug addiction,  and jail time before Jesus changed his life.  By God’s grace, he has come to know Jesus and through Jesus he has been sober for 11 years.  Marlon began working at SOS...

Enjoy this SOS Builds update from Tyler Parker. He joined our full-time staff after three summers on summer staff and a year as an Academy intern.  It has been such a joy to join the staff here at SOS. After falling in love with this city...