Winter struggles and winter hope

Latanya came into the ministries on a cold January day with her 5 month old in her arms and her four year old in tow.  Her situation was dismal – she lost her job right before Thanksgiving, and was looking for work, but her car had been repossessed.  Family members could not be of much help as they, too, were struggling.  Her money she had saved for paying bills was stolen.  She owed $525 in rent and $172 on a disconnect notice from LG&E.  Thanks to generous donations and grant funds, we were able to get her an extension on her LG&E, and we worked out a partial payment plan with her landlord for her rent.  She left our office with a strip of TARC tickets and a referral to our job coach.  Her appreciation warmed the hearts of all of us at the ministries.