House number 1209 is a peculiar house in Greenville, North Carolina. It sits on what was formerly considered to be the most crime-riddled street in Greenville. The house stands out amidst its neighbors—the fence is crazily painted and the house looks different than its neighbors. For years, no one has lived in the house.
But 1209 is not a lonely house.
By Jessica Brodie
There’s a place where all the broken can come to find solace and love. There, in a once-closed church that itself now has new life, they stand together in worship — the homeless alongside those with plenty, the recovering addicts alongside those struggling to overcome a need for excess and greed, the mentally ill alongside the spiritually ill. All of them clasping hands, bowed in prayer.