“Easter Dinner & Rent Payments”
One of our church members, a hard working and gracious grandmother, who receives grocery bags, recently came back gushing with thanks, and a story to tell:
“You know, everything in those grocery bags, I use. Last week, I wasn’t sure if I was going to do an Easter dinner for my family, but I noticed I had a lot of things I would need on hand, and then I got creative. The canned green beans, I rinsed real well, cooked and sprinkled in some bacon, and they turned into a holiday-worthy dish. … The only thing I had to go out and buy was the chicken.”
“And you know what else, I had some residual debt from my old apartment that I’ve been paying off bit by bit on schedule. Then I missed a payment and as a result the whole bill came due. I could either go here and there and try to set up the payment plan again, or just pay it off.”
She concluded with a big smile: “With the money I saved from not having to buy as many groceries these past few months, and that I didn’t have to spend on Easter dinner, I was able to pay off that bill.”
The relief and gratitude in her demeanor was evident and energizing. God is doing something here: empowering people with that extra boost to push through financial roadblocks, and ensuring people that God is here, providing for them, and won’t let go.
– submitted by: Katie Gard, Oxford Circle CCDA, Philadelphia, PA