A great love story to share to get your new year off to a blessed start.
Last week a neighbor came in who had recently been released from incarceration needing some work clothes and tools. Although we have not been able to find tools yet, we were able to provide vouchers for clothes at Goodwill. Further conversation brought out a need for dental work for a son and we were able to make referral to two potential providers.
Yesterday we learned that he and his son had visited one of our partner churches and they had hired him to do some work for the church. With the money earned he was able to get his rent brought current and get some groceries.
“Pastor ___ said they did a great job and he was happy to get the work done. I do believe ____ was very efficient and sincere and wanted to work for his money and not just to be given a hand out. He told me on Sunday this very thing. He wanted to work for the money.”
Let this be our praise for 2016 – Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.