I have been off for a couple of days. I don’t get many days off unless I am on a vacation. Today I had lunch with a friend who is visiting from South Carolina. It was very nice.
But I still have the phone message from the reservation that I picked up yesterday on my mind.
The message came in Monday evening, about 5 PM Eastern time. It was from a woman I wrote about not that long ago. She had a baby the day I spoke with her last – about 6 hours before. That was the first week in April. I was even able to get a sponsor for her children. Things looked so good.
The message was not good. She asked me to call her back because she was in the process of being evicted if she did not put something down on her rent. This is not something a sponsor would be asked to do. This is also something ONE Spirit does not have a program for. Indeed, the demand could never be met.
You may be wondering how she might not have money for rent. Hadn’t I stated that she was a mature woman. Yes, I absolutely did and I stand by my statement.
I suspect she was not able to work toward the end of her pregnancy. I’m certain she is not ready to return to work as a road construction flagger 2 short weeks after giving birth, especially with a 2 1/2 year old at home as well. She probably has not received any benefits other than food stamps in all this time. Money runs out quickly in these times, doesn’t it?
I tried to call her back and there was no answer today. I will keep trying, although not tonight as I have a class to attend. I will let you know what I learn.
But in the meantime, I’m asking for prayers because that’s all I have available to me right now . . . and I am sure reinforcements will not hurt.
Ask the Creator of all things to bless this mom and her babies.