Sunday, I discovered a friend of mine came home to find his Brother's wife had not been paying the rent and they had thrown all the stuff to the curve. He ended up sleeping in my old car....him...his 3 year daughter, 9 year daughter, and his sister who cannot move anything below her neck and has no speech.....for 2 nights they slept in 40 degree temp. while he tried to get housing. A lot of his stuff was picked over at the curve leaving him hardly anything. Now he lives across the road in a rented house from the church that I am appointed too and I have been trying to get him to go.
I told the Senior Pastor and He immediately got a hold of the head people from our Food Bank and put together boxes of food, toilet paper, candy for the girls, coffee...enough food to hold him over until his next check.
Then my niece, Betty found out and got busy putting together the non food items (mostly....and some great kid's cereals!!!) for them which they needed badly and had told me while I was there dropping off the food. She reminded me of my Mother who rushed into gear to go take whatever was needed to anyone in need around her!
Next problem....he had no stove to cook on and no chair for his sister to sit in to help not get bed sores. She is in her wheel chair. My goldsmith purchased a Stove for me to deliver today! My coworkers were so shocked they are putting together boxes of food and clothes for them to be delivered this Sunday.
I told my best friend, Don, that God rewards those that take care of the poor. Two days ago....I went onto Craigslist and needed a washer and dryer for months now here.....and there was both for $100!!!! They usually go for $250-450. I paid for them and pick them up while delivering the stove to my friend! God surely does reward you when you help the poor!!!!
And the BEST NEWS!!!!.......my friend is taking his whole family.....him, his daughters, his brother, his brother's family, Mom and Dad, and his quad. sister in her wheel chair!!!! Yes....prayers work....I wanted him to come to church and through the kindness of my church people.....the entire family was touched and coming on Sunday!!!!
Thank God and thanks God for such wonderful family and friends who have hearts of Gold!!!!