"I truly believe that there are probably 2 or 3 hundred that are here," comments Hewitt. "Do you see them? Not all of them, but they are here. Your neighbor, a child in your kids class, or a loved one may be homeless and you may not even realize it. I believe that a person who has a home and allows 7, 8, 10 people to live in that home, they are homeless, but you don't see them holding a sign walking down the street, but they are homeless. So their are a lot of homeless in Abilene; more than people know."
That is why mark has made it his mission to minister to those in need of a helping hand.
Mark says going to work each day brings new challenges and he knows this is right where the Lord wants him to be.
"I love to sit under the bridge and talk to a man or a woman that is in need. I love to go to so called the hood as the community calls it; a place that you don't go. Well, that is where I like to go because that is where the lord would go. He would say, 'Go to where people don't go.' So, we have been able to build relationships with those people and I think that is the funnest part of my job; meeting new people, building relationships with those people and helping others."