Helping Those In Need
Daring to Believe for Good Things Ahead
By Ken Hulme
The 700 Club
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CBN.com —Rosy, 14, gets up every morning at 4 AM to help her mom to assemble and string together fire crackers. Together, at the house, they work till noon. For 8-hours work they will earn a dollar a day—if they meet their quota.
“It really was a very hard job,” said Rosy, “to wake up early in the morning and go to bed at midnight and then get back up again at 4AM.”
Rosy does other things to help her mom, like babysitting her brother and sister while her mom goes to her second job as a maid. Rosy doesn’t mind helping out, but she does miss going to school.
“I felt so sad when I saw my friends going to school while I was working hard at home all day.”
Rosy's mom Fatima has been raising her three children as a single parent. Even working eighty hours a week, she still struggles to provide for her family.
“After my husband left us, I have been trying to feed and dress my children the best I can. But it is hard,” said Rosy’s mom Fatima.
So Operation Blessing decided to help Rosie and her mom!. First we taught them both how to sew. Once they learned that new skill, we showed them how to start and run a small business doing mending, and making and selling items like blankets and sheets.
Then Operation Blessing gave the family a new sewing machine and all the patterns, thread and cloth needed to start a small business.
And we even provided some start-up money to help Fatima set up a small business selling tamales on the weekends. Both businesses have been very successful!
“I am so excited with the way things are working out!” said Fatima.
In fact, the family’s income has doubled and Fatima now works only about half the hours she used to work.
And Rosy has been able to return to school.
“I am very happy to be able to study again—and spend time with my friends.”
For the first time in a long time the family is beginning to believe for good things ahead.
“Thanks Operation Blessing for the help you gave us! The business is growing fast and my Rosa is back in school,” said Fatima.
Rosie added her thanks too! “You have done a great thing for us. May god bless you.”
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