“I don’t know what we would have done,” says Felicia now. She and her family have just moved into their new apartment and are very thankful this Thanksgiving. Three days before they moved out of shelter, ‘dad’ was overheard reading Scripture with their boys. Upon asking Felicia about that she says “Oh yes. He has always worked with the boys. He has Scripture cards. He reads the Scripture and questions and the boys use their Bible to find the answers.” She smiles as she makes the comments. It’s obvious it makes her mother’s heart very happy.
Moving back to Michigan to be near relatives, Felicia’s family found themselves unable to stay with their relatives until they were able to find employment and housing. Dad is still searching for employment. Never needing to stay in a shelter before they weren’t sure where to go. Upon calling the Mission to inquire, they were welcomed with open arms. “I didn’t want the kids sleeping in the car. That’s what we were facing. With snow coming, we had to get a roof over our heads,” recalls Felicia. But it wasn’t easy. Felicia and her husband have always been responsible and able to take care of themselves. At first, she was embarrassed they needed to stay in a shelter. “We are a regular family. We don’t have any addiction problems or a history of bad choices. I’m thankful for the help we received at the Rescue Mission from the staff there. Judi and Sue were my strength.”