Recently we’ve started working with a single mom of two, struggling financially, depressed, and feeling hopeless. We found out a stranger at the grocery store came up to this client, could tell she was sad, and referred her for help to Doors of Hope.
Upon the staff meeting this client for the first time, they decided to meet outside at the park so the child of the single mom could play outside while a Life Skills Coach met with the mom. During the meeting with the mom outside at the park, another stranger approached and offered to babysit and become friends with this single mom. After this, the Life Skills Coach has been able to continue to meet with the single mom and her small child, working on finding a better job, long term childcare, addressing mental health struggles, and providing more support to her all around.
Last week a Life Skills Coach met with this single mom again and the single mom said, “Doors of Hope is like Family to me. I had no one for a long time and now I have a Family.” This recent testimony is who we hope to be day in and day out.
This is why Doors of Hope exists! There are several individuals in Holland and Zeeland that have shown God’s love and provision to this single mom of two, who needed it in such a crucial time of her life.
This testimony reminds us that we should always be intentional to show hospitality to strangers, for Hebrews 13:12 says, “Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!” May we all do our best to be a Door of Hope to those we cross paths with. We praise God for each of you who strive to live a life representing the hands and feet of Jesus. With gratitude, Doors of Hope