Two days after my friend arrived, she had a job.
When she received her first paycheck, she rented a house.
When she received her last paycheck from her job in Michigan, she had her utilities switched on.
Now her daughter has managed to secure employment.
Just a small series of baby steps and she is well on her way to a better life. She is amazed at how easy it was to find work in this area, at how inexpensive the rent is. For the first time in many years she has hope.
I am honored to be a part of it.
She still has a ways to go, of course. We need to locate a refrigerator that she can afford, but for now we are freezing gallon jugs of water that she can use with a cooler to keep food cool. She will need to acquire furniture as well since she had lived in a hotel for several years but bit by bit we’ll get it sorted.
As I tell her when she thinks the hurdles are insurmountable, I started here with even less.
So no matter where you are right now, I want you to know that if you are willing to work toward your goals, you can achieve anything. I’ve done it, my friend is doing it, and you can as well.
I have faith.