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Love INC Impact Stories

Christmas After a Difficult Year

Posted by Kelly Voss on

"Amelia" is a single mom working hard to make ends meet. She is raising her teenage children on her own but has been discouraged that the housing she can afford is in an area that she described as "becoming unsafe." Her fears about her neighborhood proved true when someone set an intentional fire in the basement of her building, causing irreparable damage to all of her family's possessions. "Amelia" and her children expressed gratitude that they were able to escape through the window unharmed, but it's been hard to start over with nothing.

Amelia was so thankful for the opportunity to offer her kids some Christmas gifts she was able to purchase at the Christmas Store hosted by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

She picked out gifts her teens would appreciate and was very emotional explaining how it will be nice to offer them a bit of "normalcy" on Christmas after such a difficult year. She had such a positive attitude and knew that God would continue to provide for the needs of her family. When she finished shopping, a volunteer was able to pray for her and help wrap her presents so they were ready for Christmas.

This Christmas Store experience brought joy and hope to Amelia and so many hurting families this year!