A House in a Day and Hope for the Future
By Ken Hulme
The 700 Club
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Life was already hard for Elizabeth and her three children when her husband decided to abandon the family. Elizabeth and the kids moved in with her sister for a few weeks.
There was little room there, so Elizabeth searched to find plastic tarps from which she used as a roof for this makeshift "house."
"I remember one night it rained and the plastic began to leak," recalles Elizabeth. "My children got wet, so I had to get them up to change their clothes."
Elizabeth does what she can to make money. Some days she goes to the market and peels garlic or onions for a dollar a day.
One day as Operation Blessing did a survey of the community, they found Elizabeth living with the kids in the house with the plastic tarp roof. That same day, we told her we would build her a new house—for free.
"I could not believe it!" she exclaims. "I never thought anyone would build me a house. I watched them build it with great joy!"
In a single day, Operation Blessing put up the new house and gave Elizabeth the key.
"When they gave me the keys of my new house, I cried; but they were tears of joy and not sadness."
To help Elizabeth boost her income, Operation Blessing enrolled her in a sewing workshop. Already, she has big plans for what she'll do when the class is finished.
"I am learning to sew towels, aprons and shirts. I want to start my own business," she says.
"Thanks Operation Blessing for giving me the house and the classes. Now, my children and I will stay warm and dry!"
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