S is a single Mom with a 3 year old daughter. She is currently unemployed due to medical issues, but looking for another job. She is supposed to be getting child support from the father, but isn’t. The lack of income is causing her to struggle, and she fell behind on her rent. We were blessed to partner with the Real Life Center to take care of her overdue rent for her.
Thanks to everyone who came out to assist Grace Evangelical Church and the Real Life Center today in conducting a Mobile Food Pantry on the grounds of Grace Evangelical. Volunteers packed and distributed bags of grocery items provided by the Atlanta Food Bank. Approximately 169 needy Fayette County families were served.
V lives alone, and has no family in the area. Her husband left her last year after a long marriage. After promising her that he would continue to pay the mortgage, he stopped without telling her. Although she works full time, she was unable to keep up with her past due mortgage payments and other bills. As a result she fell behind on her utilities, to the point where her power was disconnected. We were blessed to partner with the Real Life Center to get her power turned back on and her payments current.
Mike Stout’s small group spent Friday evening in Griffin cooking for and serving 12 homeless men and women staying at the House of Hope homeless shelter. The House of Hope is a Salvation Army homeless shelter that provides emergency housing for men, women, and families. They are open 7 days/wk from 4:30pm-8:00am, and serve breakfast and dinner.
This is a great opportunity for small groups who want to engage in an important ministry that is relatively close to home. The shelter is always in need of help, particularly with feeding. If this is a ministry that interests you, contact the Missions Coordinator for more information.
R is a single Mom of 2 sons, and a long-time teacher in one of our local schools. She has a second job to make ends meet. One of her sons is epileptic and has recently required a lot of costly medical care. As a result she fell behind on her rent. We were blessed to partner with the Real Life Center and the United Way to take care of her overdue rent for her.
P and T are an older couple who were in fear of losing their home of 18 years. He is a truck driver, but a heart attack kept him off the road for 3 months. Right after he got back on the road his truck broke down twice, requiring costly repairs while he earned no income. They fell behind 3 months on their mortgage, and the bank was going to initiate foreclosure actions. We were blessed to partner with the Real Life Center to pay for 2 months of rent, giving them time to raise enough money for the 3rd month.
M and T are a local couple. They live in a mobile home with little to no insulation, so the cold weather has driven up their electric bill. T has multiple health problems and recently had a stroke. She can now only work part-time, so most of her income goes for medical insurance. M has had trouble finding work. The combination of ongoing medical bills and the increase in their electric bill put them behind. The power company was going to disconnect them this week. We were blessed to be able to pay that bill for them to keep their electric on.
Thanks to everyone who came out to assist Grace Evangelical Church and the Real Life Center today in conducting a Mobile Food Pantry on the grounds of Grace Evangelical. Volunteers packed and distributed bags of grocery items provided by the Atlanta Food Bank. Approximately 178 needy Fayette County families were served.
E and H are a young couple with 3 young children. He is a machinist, and she is an LPN. He lost his job first, but they were able to scrape by on her income. Then she was laid off, and now they are struggling. They needed help with their rent, and a past due electric bill that was going to result in their home being disconnected. We were blessed to partner with the Real Life Center to take care of both those bills for them.
The Youth Group worked hard today serving in the community as part of their DNOW weekend service project.
We had a small team cleaning up and doing yard work at the Webb residence. In addition that we had a larger team serving at Midwest Food Bank in Peachtree City where they repackaged bulk food into distributable quantities – 3 pallets worth! Great job guys!