I found out from a friend in another Ten for Him group about a couple in town who have helped a single mother with three boys relocate. The couple’s daughter met one of the sons while helping in an after school program, and was very taken by his drive and dedication. Anyway, the relationship has developed into a loving commitment to help this family, including getting them here, hosting them in their home, finding work for the mom and a house for them to rent.
My friend initially told me this story because I had a headboard that I wanted to get rid of, and so I contacted the family to offer it up. Then I realized that it would be a much better donation as a complete bed, so I offered to also provide her rails and a box spring. Now, not really having felt sure that this was where God intended this money to go, I had some reassurance! After finding rails at CCA, purchasing new wheels for the rails at Wal-Mart, and researching the cost of a box spring, the whole total came out to exactly $100. So then I knew! Maybe this was as much about my faith as the receiver of the $$$ ??
When the day came for the items to be picked up, I learned that someone else had donated a box spring – also a God thing, as I had not actually purchased that, yet – so I gave the remaining $$ for the family to use however they needed for settling into their new home.