Connecting with Community

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hope Captured

We have a family that lost everything in a house fire. They are no longer
without a home. You made Christmas possible for these children.
This working family had their car repossessed two days after they lost their home. A
Life Changer has gifted a car to insure she will not lose her job.
We had about 100 students that were not on a Christmas list. When you found
out...   you came through.

We have an elderly that has food to feed her grandson, because you took the
time to take her food.

I want to tell you about a joyous Christmas party.
I was blessed with the opportunity to invite our families to a party that provided Santa, gifts
and food.

I arrive early and sit in the foyer. I watch as the families arrive. It tickles my heart
to see and feel their hope as they walk in. I notice Vicki as she pleasantly watches as well.
It was such a nice time. I had the chance to hug and love on these families. I made sure
they knew how special they were. I told them how proud of them I was. They have had
a long year, but these families all survived. They are all in a much better place than they were
when we first met.

It was great to watch as they each took their turn with Santa. I could hardly
contain my self. One four year old child started telling her mom. "See mom
I told you Santa was still coming this year." She got out of line and ran to hug this
red suited fella. This 4 year old had not given up hope that Santa would come.
Indeed he had arrived. Hope captured.

As we were getting ready to leave. I spot Vicki again. I walk over to chat while I wait
for my boys.
I thank her for allowing our families to have this event at Central Church of Christ.
I tell her she changed many life's that night. She smiles as she removes tears from her eyes.
We begin to talk about homelessness. I asked if she would know what to do if she were homeless.
She replied, "no". She said she wouldn't know the steps to take in order to stay in a shelter.

She asked me the same thing. I  responded with out hesitation. I put no thought before I speak.
I speak as sure as the sky is blue.

I tell her I wouldn't be homeless because I have ya'll. I have Life Changers in my life
and that assures me hope and success. I am blessed because of you.

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu


  1. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is fantastic, as well as the content!

  2. My brother recommended I might like this web site. He was totally right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!
    !#: Sorel Women's Helen Of Tundra Boot... The Cheapest