T has been struggling to make ends meet since her husband, a disabled veteran, had to be admitted to the VA hospital for treatment for PTSD. Although she has cut back on many expenditures, she still found herself behind on bills, and her power was scheduled to be disconnected next week. We were blessed to be able to take care of that bill for her.
Mike Stout’s small group spent Friday evening on the streets of Griffin ministering to the homeless. They were assisting two other local churches with feeding, as well as distributing clothing and toiletry items. Approximately 120 men, women, and children were served in the effort.
V is an elderly woman who lives very frugally on less than $1200/mo. She recently took in her daughter and granddaughter to keep them from being homeless. V usually does a good job making ends meet, but had to pay a doctor bill which left her without enough money to pay her power bill. She would have been disconnected if the bill was not paid by Friday. We were blessed to be able to take care of that bill 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 175 needy Fayette County families were served.
L is a single Mom of 5, and is also pregnant. She does not receive any type of child support. She works full time and is normally able to make ends meet, but complications with her pregnancy kept her out of work for a month, and she was unable to pay her rent. We were blessed to be able to partner with the Real Life Center to pay her overdue rent.
M is a single Mom of 2 (12 y/o daughter, 6 y/o son). She works and is also a part time student. She does not receive any type of child support, and is currently fighting a joint custody battle with the father. She normally is able to make ends meet, but she recently took in her sister and her children for a few months, which drove up her bills, and she got a month behind on rent. We were blessed to be able to partner with the Real Life Center to pay her overdue rent.
L is a single mom with a 16 year old daughter. She was working 2 jobs to make ends meet. She does not receive child support. The budget was very tight, but she was doing OK. A few months ago she lost one of her jobs, and she began to struggle financially. Despite living even more frugally than she already was, and working extra shifts at work, she got behind two months on rent. We partnered with the Real Life Center, Salvation Army, and United Way to pay her overdue rent.
Mike Stout’s small group spent Friday evening in Griffin cooking for and serving 21 homeless men, women, and children staying at the House of Hope homeless shelter. They also helped serve approximately 15 other men and women who were on the street. 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.
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 232 needy Fayette County families were served.
Thanks to everyone who donated to our collection of paper towels, bath towels, and women’s underwear in support of the Promise Place domestic violence shelter. Vicky at the Promise Place was happy to receive these much needed items. For more information on the Promise Place, visit their website at www.promiseplace.org.