***UPDATE TO THE BELOW NEED!!! We have had additional donations come in! We received a $30 donation from an anonymous donor - a $25 donation from Karen Ray - a $100 donation from Debbie Chambers - a $50 donation from Terry and Angie Shuff of Bull City Outreach Ministries. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR ALL WHO HAVE PROVIDED SO FAR!
Pastor Don Westbrook and wife, Carrol, of Bethel Christian Center have also stated that the Mission Ministry Fund will be making up the difference for what is not received from donations.
PRAISE THE LORD FOR HIS PROVISION!! (He may have it in mind to go ahead and just provide the money for the roof, floor and siding all at once - which makes me super excited!)
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP WITH THIS!***
Well, we have been entrusted with another family in need!
And this one happens to be very close to home.....they are within our local church body at Bethel Christian Center. This family would never ask anything of us, and have actually donated time and items and services to our ministry more than once.
We know that the Bible tells us to take care of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ first and foremost!
We were visiting, and made aware of, some repairs that are needed to their home. We noticed that the daughter was sleeping on the couch, and when we asked why, we were told about the roof leaking in her bedroom, making it completely unhabitable. We took at look, and sure enough, the roof had a hole and was leaking through, all the way to the ceiling and into the bedroom.
There were also various holes in the floor that need repair.
There is a much bigger problem of siding on the trailer, but at this point we want to take care of the immediate needs of the leaking roof and holes in the floor.
We have been blessed, once again, to have the help of Kyle Mulholland. I'm just going to start calling him "the Lord's handyman" because whenever we have a ministry need for home repairs, he steps up without a second thought and immediately begins assessing the situation and giving us the necessary info to get repairs started.
We believe that this particular job will cost about $300 to $400 in materials. We have received a $50 cash donation from friends, Bernard and Janella, to get started on the repairs. Praise the Lord for these folks stepping up and giving sacrificially for a fellow sister in Christ....one that they haven't even met yet!
Dean and I will be putting $100 in and we're hoping that the Lord will move on His people to help with the rest.
If you feel like you can help us get this repair done and would like to donate Lowe's gift cards of ANY amount, we would really appreciate it. I know the family would also. Also if you are experienced in this area (mobile home roofing, ceiling and floor repairs) and would like to be another one of God's handymen, then please let us know!
The bigger problem of the pressboard-type wood siding is probably going to cost around $1000 in materials, but we know that God will provide a way for that also when the time comes to get that one done.
This surely isn't too big for Him to handle!
Thank you so much in advance for your help and for loving this hard working, Jesus loving, single mom and sister in Christ!
Loving Radically Through Christ,