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June 3, 2007

One of our families who was waiting for his job to restart has been called back to work! A dilemma with that was that his work tools were gone due to a landlords’ refusal to return them after a month that he had not been able to pay rent.  His boss would not let him borrow tools from other workers and was told not to come back to work until he had tools. R&R got the needed tools and the man is back on the job working his rear off for his family. We were praising the Lord and he has restored hope for his future. 

Last week we worked hard getting the apartment cleared out (see earlier entry) and boxed up for the  Hmong family. It was amazing what we found in the kitchen. Lots of food. Food that was obviously from the food shelf many times over because there were repeats. It was clear what happened. This was a hispanic family that didn’t eat these types of foods. They didn’t know that they could have traded this food for items they would eat at the grocery store and were too embarrassed to say anything. All of this food has been given to others in need- a blessing to many.

The Hmong family got a fresh start with the items left there and the baby things are being passed onto a single mother who is taking in two children from a relative who is really messed up. One of which was just born last week. The other is 3 years old. Please pray for her and this big leap of faith.

A new referral came in a few days ago- a 70 year old- in tears- lonely. We’ve connected a Life Preserver to her. Please pray for this relationship to be a comfort and a blessing to both.

One of our families is excited to move at the end of the month. God has provided a place- now we’re just praying that the Sec. 8 housing inspection goes well. Please pray for it to go smoothly on the 15th.

The move for the single deaf mother went great! We thought all we were doing was to help them move but it was such a blessing to everyone involved.  The family wasn’t packed when our help arrived. Evidently the mother didn’t believe it was really going to happen because she was waiting for her help from the county with the deposit. Everyone chipped in and worked really hard together- with smiles- it was such a witness to the family and the social worker. We donated a few beds for the kids -turns out they had never had their own beds before. They always had shared a bed with their mom. When the 8 yr old saw her “new” pillowcase she said,” now my pillow looks like a REAL pillow”. She was in heaven.  One of the delivery crew helpers said that on the way to the new apartment the daughter said,” I think everything is going to be ok now”.  

God is at work. THANKS for your support.