Amanda Carrasco

She Overcame and Changed the World

I love the smelly guy

There is a guy at our church who really smells. 
I don't think he showers regularly - well ok I know he doesn't.
I think he has some mental health issues
that contribute to his outward appearance.
Sometimes its really hard to be too near him.
I had a really hard time especially when I was pregnant but
I made it a purpose to always say hello to him and talk to him.
He now sits with me every Sunday.
I love it.
Today as a wave of his odor was inhaled by my nostrils I thought about how much I love this guy.
He reminds me of how awful my inside can smell
when I am not close to Jesus.
My ugly sinful state reeks beyond any outer physical smell
another human can make.

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About Me

As a thriving survivor and registered victim of crime, Amanda Carrasco has used her experiences to impact the lives of her community and those impacted by the justice system. She is a dynamic speaker, consultant, and leader who values community and justice. 

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