Story from the Permanent Supportive Housing

Sep 5, 2011  |     |   General

God has a way of reminding us of His goodness and His mercy and that He is a provider of our needs. One of those occasions happened as I was acquainting a family with their new apartment. You see they had been living in a hotel room for a while now.
The excitement on the faces of the children over being able to be in their own place, their own home was amazing. The son just sat on the floor listening to his mother and I as his sister talked about what room she wanted. I asked the mother if she needed anything and she said no; then she said you know the kids don’t have beds. Her son looked at me as if he was waiting for my reaction. I asked her son if he preferred a twin or a full size bed.
What he asked me showed how concerned he was and the responsibility he felt as part of this family. He asked “what is the price difference?” I said it will cost you nothing. He then lay back on the floor and took a deep breath; it sounded as if the heavy load he had been carrying had been lifted. I am so thankful that this family was lead to Open Door Mission’s Permanent Supportive Housing and was able to find the home they had been praying for and the things that it takes to create a home.
Jeannette Blackstone
Permanent Supportive Housing Director