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When you love someone and you're trying to help them it doesn’t always go right the first time.

“Jesus replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

Sometimes we need to try it over and over again. Such was the case with S.B.. S.B. is a 74-year-old widow. Her husband died right before COVID 19. After about 6 months as a widow, she and her sister were evicted. She was working part time and has Social Security but just couldn’t make ends meet. S.B and her disabled sister ended up in a motel during COVID 19 and in our Code Blue. S.B.’s sister ended up going on dialysis and is in a nursing home. Then S.B. was alone and trying to pay for the motel with just her Social Security. Two years passed and S.B. had some heart issues, diabetes, etc. Social Security just couldn’t keep up with motel costs, food to eat (not able to cook in a motel), etc. An opportunity came across to the Christian Caring Center,for senior affordable housing. Our case manager, Heather, worked with S.B. to get many documents prepared but we couldn't get the bank information in time and S.B. was so scared because the apartment was at the other end of the county. She was very unfamiliar with the area–how would she get to her doctors' appointments, how would she get food, etc. The time expired for her application, and they moved to the next person–the next 3 persons. In the meantime, the motel moved to evict S.B. But what God has for you is for you! The Christian Caring Center was notified that all the other applicants were not successful and did we have anyone else. During that time, we were able to obtain the banking information. Heather still had all her other documents and we reapplied SB. She was approved–PRAISE THE LORD! Literally days before the eviction court date! I am pleased to tell you that when we went down to see the apartment, S.B. started to cry when she saw the kitchen, saying that she could boil eggs and cook breakfast. S.B. has been there for a few weeks and settling in. She now has money left over to take an uber and see her sister in the nursing home, something she hasn’t done in a year and a half. We just want to thank you for all your support and prayers to be able to “Love our neighbor as ourselves”. Your donations helped make this possible for S.B. and others—Thank you so much!! If you would like to donate or volunteer, our volunteer application and donate button is online on our website or stop by the Center or the Village Thrift Shop. Whoever you are, whatever you do, you can have Jesus in your life. You don’t need extraordinary qualifications or a lot of money; He accepts you as you are. Thank you for sharing your prayers, time, and financial gifts to spread this wonderful Gospel to the people we serve at the Christian Caring Center.

Abiding in Him,

Madelyn Sutton

Executive Director


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