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
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.