She began to look. She became very interested in a lovely little place and began moving forward on it. As she spoke with a relative, he had some 'red flags' about the situation. The client was a bit annoyed with him as she loved the place already.
A friend took her to see the place in person. The client then also became suspicious about the property. There was a realtor's sign in the yard. Client called and sure enough the listing online was a scam.
The fact that this happened really rocked this woman's confidence and hope.
That same day, just hours later, our volunteer called her. Because we had built relationship with this lady over the past 2-3 years, she began to share freely. She was distraught. And our volunteer was able to be very present for her in that tumultuous time.
Our volunteer pointed out that she had NOT given any money yet and God had protected her. After some time, our volunteer was able to pray with this client and asked for God's peace for her. The client did say she then felt at peace and could continue to look for a place to move into.
Relationship. Being present. Speaking Truth. Encouraging and Praying. That's what we do as believers. Precious indeed.