24-year old Willie Brown and I sit in his driveway, both of us perched on lawn chairs. His wife, Esmeralda, leans out the passenger seat of the car with the door open, occasionally chiming in to our conversation. Their two oldest boys, Jaiden and Jordan, play in the backseat. The baby, Jamari, is asleep in his car seat - our current interview spot was selected because Willie didn’t want to wake the baby from his nap.
Willie is one of our alumni students at Mercy Street. He is a former mentee, sports participant, and Bible study attendee whose life has thus far exceeded his expectations, despite several setbacks he faced when he was younger.Read More