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Kathy’s Story


At 62, Kathy has raised four children and now has nine grandchildren.

A neighbor to the Mission, she began dropping by for a cup of coffee, a meal, and some fellowship. “I wasn’t working,” she says. “So, I decided to go in there and see if they needed any help.”

She began volunteering by helping to serve lunch and joined our discipleship group, Steady Hands. “I go and listen to the Word and give my input. I like doing stuff
like that.”

Eventually, Kathy enlisted the Mission’s help in finding a part- time job.

“I couldn’t just sit at home watching TV every day,” she says. “I like doing stuff. So, the best thing for me to do is work. I’m one of those people, I don’t like just sitting around twiddling my thumbs, like ‘What am I going to do now?’”

Thanks to your support, Mark Gamble, our Direct Placement Job Coordinator, was able to help Kathy get a job. Mark helped Kathy submit her online application, went with her to her interview, and drove her to her job on the first day.

“I love my little job.”

Kathy wishes more people would take advantage of the services offered by the Mission. With her strong faith and kind, sweet disposition, she is a blessing to our guests as well as our staff.

“I praise God no matter where I’m at or what I’m doing. I might take off from over there where I work, say a little prayer, and then get back to work. I always put Him first.”

Thank you for helping Kathy and others like her through your prayers and generosity!