Your gifts to LifePath helped Kimberly through a difficult time in life! Facing homelessness after the loss of her husband, she found shelter . . . and the courage to begin again.
Kimberly’s husband was her whole world, especially once a chronic respiratory disease made him too weak to work, and later, too weak to stand. When he passed away in her arms, Kimberly realized she’d put her entire life on hold for four years to serve as his caregiver—no easy feat since she’s confined to a wheelchair.
Gone was her career as a bookkeeper, her network of family and friends . . . and their savings.
Although she was still grieving, Kimberly had to face some hard facts—fast. She didn’t have the money to pay for another month’s rent on their apartment, and she had no one else to turn to for help!
Her hands shook as she made the call to LifePath Christian Ministries. A kind voice on the other end of the line soon put Kimberly at ease, and she almost cried when she heard the words, “Yes! Absolutely we can help you!”
At LifePath, Kimberly experienced Christ’s mercy and love at every turn. There were good, hot, nutritious meals. A warm, clean bed. Bible studies and a chapel. She formed strong friendships with other women who were going through a difficult time in life. And she got the help and hope she needed to advance steadily toward regaining her independence.
Kimberly is very grateful for this year and for the caring friends and donors who are giving her a fresh start. “Thank you. You were generous and kind and took me in when I had no place else to go,” she says with a smile. “I appreciate the Bible studies, the roof over my head, the companionship. But I’m not one to depend on other people . . . I want to get out on my own again.”
Thank you for your prayers and partnership that are helping the hungry and hurting this winter, providing food and shelter along with the tools and encouragement they need to heal and rebuild!
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. —Ephesians 4:32 NIV