In our worst of situations, waiting for God to move and praying everything will work out can shake even the most devoted of Christians. Imagine finding your ‘ home sweet home’ in the backseat of a car after tense family relationships forced you out of what you called home. Now traveling state-to-state to find a place where you could stay, regroup and maybe just catch a break, your future seems hopeless. This is what happened to Linda in the Spring of 2021.
Many nights Ms. Linda slept in an inexpensive hotel or in her car. She told us about the angels God sent her way, by putting people in her path that gave her help and kept her fed. One Saturday night, her last weekend on the streets, she made several calls, desperate to find a shelter in Houston. Leaving voicemails everywhere and not getting called back right away, she realized she was alone and asked herself “does anyone really care?” Linda prayed that someone would respond.
The following Monday morning, the only shelter to return her call was The Mission of Yahweh. Linda told us upon arriving she knew God was here. She was greeted with kindness and comforted. She said she knew this is where she was supposed to be. The weight was lifted, and later she realized that God’s plan wasn’t just to help her regroup, but to heal her from the inside out.
Linda grew up in church, but she never learned about having a relationship with God. Our Pastor, Pastor Scott urged her to attend the Firm Foundation Class, where every student learns not only what the Bible says, but what God says about who He is, why we are here, and how to apply God’s word to everyday life and have a fruitful and fulfilling life with God. She said “This class changed my life, as did the encouragement and comfort that came from the staff, volunteers, the pastors and bible study teachers! “ I know God led me here for this purpose! “
Now, Ms. Linda is a voice for Jesus. This weekend, she packed up her things and moved to her own place in Mississippi. She is praying God will help heal the relationship with her family and reunite them. In the meantime, she’s praying God will use her to tell others how God reached out to help her and taught her how to have a relationship with Him.