Thursday, December 16, 2004

Can you help us?

Last night at the weekly dinner at their home, a married couple from church mentioned they've adopted a needy family in time for Christmas. I think this family's story is compelling and I'm hoping on short notice you can find it in your heart to help us help them.

So that she remains anonymous, I'll refer to the wife of the needy family by the name Erica. Erica's husband recently went through a 3 month treatment for alcohol abuse. It's been challenging for him to adjust to this new life and he has yet to get himself a job. Erica is the sole source of income, working two full time jobs in the hotel service industry. She works 80 hours a week to provide for her husband and 18 year old son along with her daughter's 3 children ages 14-16, whom Erica took custody when her daughter passed away a year ago.

Any relief is welcome and appreciated. Gift cards would be ideal. Target, Marshalls, Cub Foods, Wal Mart, etc. Anything that can provide some relief for a wonderful family. I'll make every effort to pick up any of your generous gifts over the weekend so that we can give them to Erica and her family on Monday. E-mail or call me.

At the very least, please keep them in your prayers.

Thank you for helping make this a Merry Christmas!

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