Monday, August 25, 2008

Testimonies Make It All Worthwhile

A bit over a month ago, I'd gotten a donation in. I met a lady and her child who were practically homeless after her husband had nearly beat her blind. She'd gathered the courage to leave, but had no family in this area. She was trying to get back home to her parents on the East Coast. Anyway, she'd come to me for some clothing and to find out if there was anywhere she could sleep. To make a long story short, what I had was nearly just enough to get their tickets home. I gave her the tickets and some books and stuff. I didn't expect to hear from her again. My heart melted when I did. I cried, something I find myself doing a lot lately. I just praise God because it is not me that deserves any credit. It is the Lord our God. It is through Him that I move or have any being.

Mrs. Hayes, thank you for helping us get home. I've gotten settled and found a job here. My mom has been sick so it was good for me to get here when I got here I guess. As you said G-d works in mysterious ways. I finished your book during my lunch breaks and then was able to share it with a co-worker named Nancy, if you'd like to pray for her and her 2 children in a similiar situation. My eye is permanently damaged but I can see out of it some. It still hurts sometimes. My nose is healed practically new. I'm not sure what my future holds yet, but I know that my husband won't be a part of my future. So anyway just letting you know that I'm alive, even though not always well as you can imagine leaving a relationship that is older than my adulthood. I guess I get depressed sometimes because I wanted my marriage but I'd dare not burden you with all my rollercoaster. Thank you again from the both of us. One day when I am able, I am going to bless you back for what you did for us and if I ever make it big, you'll never have to want anything. If I had it, I'd give you a million dollars. What's a life worth? Mine probably nothing, but my son a whole lot and you saved our lives. We love you, guardian angel of the south. We love you.

I want to thank the man who gave the $150 on the Passionate Internet Voices Talk Radio program held by Janet Elaine Smith and her boss. The money was given for the work we were doing with the victims in the Arkansas tornado and for our church repairs, but by the time I received it, we didn't need it for that anymore. However, it came at the right time. I wish I knew your name, the one who gave the money, but somehow, I know that God will get a blessing back to you! You are her real guardian angel.

9 comments:

anewlis said...

This is an absolutely beautiful testimony. I'm deeply touched and inspired. Thank you so much for sharing it! Continued blessings!

Joyce Anthony said...

My eyes are full of tears--God works when He is needed. I'm so happy she made it, Cresha--God will bless you for all you do.

unwriter said...

We need more people like you. At least these two made it out and you helped to enrich and change their lives. I wish I knew how I could help.
No, I know how to help, if you'll let me. I want to share this blog title with others via an essay. You'll see it first of course.

Connie Arnold said...

How wonderful that God is using you to bless others in this way, Lacresha! This made me cry too, and I continue to keep your ministry in my prayers.

unwriter said...

Congratulations on your winning the Brillante Weblog Premio award!!! I'll have your link on my blog before the day is out.

Lacresha on Writing, Women and Wisdom said...

Ron,

Feel free to write the essay. I am happy that I now have her email address too so I can keep in touch.

Love to all of you who have helped me and prayed for me and encouraged me along the way.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful testimony. Thanks for announcing this on Twitter. I need something to build me.

Marvin D. Wilson said...

A powerful testimony to the work and grace of God. My heartfelt thanks to those who allow themselves to be conduits for such great works to happen. Janet, you Cresha, and the man who was touched enough to give of his money.

BTW, congrats on your "Brilliant Weblog" award, also - well deserved!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting my story. On a personal note to women LEAVE LEAVE LEAVE LEAVE LEAVE THE 1ST TIME!