Helping Momma's Heros

When I look at the picture of these two boys sleeping my eyes begin to tear up. It would be different if they were just napping, if they were just two happy boys sleeping in their bed in a stable home with their mother and dog. But they're not. These are two exhausted heros. Their names are Jeremiah (the oldest) and Jacob (youngest). Each day these two brave boys have been going out and working to try to earn money for them and their mother to live off of. They can only afford to live in an RV presently and without a permanent address it makes getting full time work nearly impossible for Jeremiah. They don't have much to work with but they've been going out and finding a way each day. 

Right now, they are out in parking lots depending on the generosity of others to make money cleaning headlights. They don't make much, but it's all they have and each morning these two brothers are putting their feet to the pavement and their faith in God and going out to provide for their family. Their mother Julie has just recently been seriously injured and is unable to work, so until they can get any government help for her disability this burden has fallen completely on their shoulders. The youngest Jacob is special needs and has to be watched 24/7 by his brother and mother, but he even with his disability he has been able to help his oldest brother take on the enormous task of being the bread winner.

I can't tell you how heavy this is on my heart right now. It hurts so bad to be so far away from them here in Memphis and to know that they are out there struggling in Arizona. I am praying to God to please provide for this family. To please provide a way to bring them to a place of stability, to a place without struggle, of not worrying if they'll have enough money to make it through the day. 

I've never done this before. But there's so much at stake that I feel called to do it. I've never launched two campaigns for the same family, but I know in my heart that they need just one more push; these boys can't carry this load on their own. 

So now I'm sending out a special prayer for these boys; that God will give them what they need to go out and provide for them and their mother.  Right now they are restricted to jobs in their immdiate area because their vehicle's tranmission is about to fail. But with money to fix that they would become mobile again and the job opportunities would open up. And I know they also need money for supplies and equipment. They've talked about jobs they could do with a good pressure washer and cleaning supplies, etc. 

Really, I know that with the passion and drive they have for one another the possiblities for them to make money are endless. And I truly believe that with a little help, they can find a way to make a good income until things are stable again. They just need someone to come beind them and believe in them. 

I believe in them. I believe in everything this family stands for. I believe in miracles and that this family is living proof that God is good, and He will provide. 

I can only hope to have sons one day that have the hearts of these boys; to take on such a heavy task, and to be so fearless. While we can't take this load from them, with God's help I believe we can help them carry it. 

The goal is to get them mobile (vehicle repaired) and equipped with cleaning supplies (like a pressure washer) and anything else that they can use to make money. So I'm setting the goal for $500.00 in hopes that it will be enough to repair the car's transmission and buy them the supplies they need.  
***Update:  I’ve ve just learned that the cost to repair the transmission is actually going to be around $1,000.   Everyone is asking me to raise the goal now in order that the boys will still have some money left over to get some equipment for their business and they live on. Everyone has been so generous and we keep passing the goal, so we’re going to keep raising it in hopes that this will be enough to provide them with they need. ***

If you have any ideas for more ways that the boys can earn an income to support themselves, please let me know. Your input is so valuable so please feel free to message us with any insights. Email us here at [email redacted].

We can never thank you enough for all you've done. God bless you all.

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