Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me

by

Ron Hall and Denver Moore

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Sister Bettie is an older woman who works at the Union Gospel Mission and becomes a spiritual mentor to Deborah and Mary Ellen. Sister Bettie is beloved by the homeless community, having sold all of her possessions and committed her life to working with the poor after she became a widow. Sister Bettie inspires Deborah to take her ministry to the homeless beyond the mission and starts bringing her to feed people and conduct church services in Fort Worth’s most destitute neighborhood. Within the narrative, Sister Bettie represents the sort of person Deborah seemed destined to become, where she not been taken by cancer at such a young age.
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Sister Bettie Character Timeline in Same Kind of Different as Me

The timeline below shows where the character Sister Bettie appears in Same Kind of Different as Me. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 25
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...talking with Deborah rather than brushing her off as he used to, and helping her, Sister Bettie , and Mary Ellen around the mission. (full context)
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Denver first met Sister Bettie before Ron and Deborah came to the Union Gospel Mission. After the death of her... (full context)
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Denver starts helping Sister Bettie feed other homeless people at the Lot—“one a’ the worst neighborhoods in the city”—every Wednesday.... (full context)
Chapter 26
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...soon they are helping not only at the mission but also at the Lot with Sister Bettie . (full context)