Sometimeslife can take a turn and you have no control over the situations and you find yourself in a vulnerable position needing the help of others. This can happen to anyone and this is what happened to my friend Bonnie.
Two years ago Bonnie's husband, Russ, died at age 57. Bonnie & Russ were high school sweethearts, married 39 years, (and counting dating) were together 43 years. Losing him has been like losing a part of her soul. Russ worked at the same company for 30 years and it shut down. Being older & in poor health, he found himself without a job and Bonnie and Russ went through their savings leaving them financially struggling.
After Russ passed her world turned upside down realizing the financial stress she would now have..with no life insurance to help her...and because she isn't old enough to retire she cannot collect his Social Security yet. Along with the pain & grief of losing Russ, and now financial struggles, life has become very difficult for Bonnie. She is a dedicated employee who works at her job each night from 4:30 pm to 3 am but is living from paycheck to paycheck.
Last week she found out she owes $700 for taxes because of her tax withholdings on her paycheck. This amount was impossible for her to come up with. Now, she changed her tax withholdings (so she won't owe taxes next year) but this leaves her with almost $200 less takehome pay each month. Bonnie has had to rely on help from family for other things in the last two years to get by, (And they have been a huge blessing in her life), but now she faces the months ahead knowing she will be earning less money and this is very discouraging.
Somtimes, its seems like she can't get a break from the struggles, but Bonnie is a christian and she knows that the Lord will sustain her. In one way or another, He has made things work the last two years.
The Lord has laid it upon my heart to do what I can to make a difference in Bonnie's life at this time. James 1:27 says that true religion is helping orphans and widows in their time of distress. Bonnie is in a time of distress and I would like to ask you to help her in any way you can. Let's show her that Christ can send others to help her when she can't help herself. If you are not able to help financially, please keep Bonnie in your prayers.