This was written by Jennifer and posted on Facebook but she doesn't know I was going to post it here! So this is taw and from her heart!! Wanted to send this for some prayers and guidance. I'm not one to say that things are getting hard or that something isn't going right and I know that I should always be honest and say the truth. But let's be honest, that is severely hard! But sometimes God breaks you down to your lowest point where you can do nothing but be raw, honest, and just depend on Him and let your worries and burdens be known. Such as when He makes you ask for help. My poor little car is about done. I mean really done. I bought it last August to just get me through my final semester at school and it's surpassed its purpose plus some and I've loved my little blueberry car. But the thing is, I have a brand-new job and at least 85% of my job is driving around Dallas County and visiting families. And outside of my normal job, I drive to church on Wednesday's and Sunday's, and then I drive throughout Dallas to babysit for various families that I love dearly. The 171k miles on ole blueberry aren't making her any younger and I've been looking for something different. Honestly, something newer. Reliable. Something that doesn't shake maybe?
Here's when, not pride, but near embarrassment comes in and God says I can't be a Christian if I'm so "put together". I have to be honest. My car cuts off sometimes. I'll begin to drive it and at least 1-2 times a week it'll cut off. It happens when I'm braking and stopping at a light and that's better than going at full speed, but it happens. I know there are some officers on here- don't arrest me. I'm trying here. I know I can't keep driving this car, that's what this post is about. I take every precaution I can, but I know it's not 100% safe. Now what's wrong with it? I don't know. My mechanic has told me certain things are new on the car and the guy I bought it from was right. But then he told me "he just rigged the h*ll out of it."
This was a lot longer than I anticipated. Why don't I go and try to get financed and..... I've tried. Believe me I have. The only thing I haven't done is go to a new dealership to try for a brand new car. After being rejected by a used car place two weeks ago, my heart hasn't mustered up the courage to try that yet. It wasn't a good Saturday. I don't have much credit. No credit cards, just student loans ruining my life I'm assuming? I'm not sure but the one thing I know now is that being quiet about it doesn't help me. I say all this with quick fingers because if not I'll be a blubbering mess that will never send this out because asking for help is something The Lord is still working on me with. Having no car means having no job. Having no job means I leave this gorgeous apartment God blessed me with. The only way I can minister to these broken families I see everyday and keep ministering in this place I love is to be able to get there. If you have any suggestions, connections, old cars collecting dust, please message me. I have to laugh a little typing this out because if I don't my heart will keep aching and I know God is tired of me crying and puffing my eyes out. Most of all Pray please. God is faithful and He hasn't let me down yet.
⁃ (A vulnerable) Jen Odom
I've definitely been getting some assistance on trying to sale my car and get some sort of money to put a down payment down on a car and although it wouldn't be much at all that I'd get from my car, it'd be something. Would love some prayers from you all, especially for Monday when we go and see if I can be approved for the financing and come up with even more for a down payment. Your thoughts and prayers are so appreciated!
So please everyone can we come together and help Jennifer out! She is more than amazing and has been there for SO many of us and our children through out the years! If anyone deserves this it would be her!! It's time she gets a wonderful blessing! Thanks in advance!