A young mom called us some years ago. Her husband had left, essentially abandoning her. Even in this devastation she had Hope and a vision. She planned to return to school
First, she had to have a place to live with her kiddos. A volunteer had gotten to know her and invited this little family to live in their basement apartment temporarily. Prayers answered!
She went to school. Her kids were in school. She worked hard to care for them, do studies and earn some income. Hope kept them moving forward.
Love INC helped with hygiene items and other miscellaneous needs.
Occasionally a food box was given.
They then got a place of their own. Love INC sent a team to help bring order to the overgrown backyard. It turned into a fun time for this family and the volunteers, as good connections were made.
This mom eventually graduated from Oregon State. Her kids were fine. She was fine. Now she is well able to provide for her family.
Out of devastation came new opportunities and growth!
And later yet, the family that had taken her in had a crisis and this young woman stepped up and helped them tremendously through a transition that happened.
Hope and vision and the love of volunteers, plus the Church family all came together to help this family find solid ground for moving forward well.
To GOD be the glory!