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Saving grace

When Bruce Deel took over The Mission Church, he had orders to shut it down. Today, its City of Refuge is changing the lives of Atlanta’s homeless.

By Gayle White - For the AJC



The preacher couldn’t help but notice the woman as she took a seat halfway down the aisle on the left-hand side. Her skirt was short, her cleavage prominent, her bobbed blond hair disheveled. When the benediction ended, all eyes followed as she started down the aisle directly toward him.

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