Hi friends! We are thrilled to be continuing this project to bless families in need and I’m thankful our community here still loves to help out! A few days ago, I asked for people in our community to fill out this form if they were in need or know a family in need that they’d like to nominate for us to help bless in this season! There were so many of you who wrote in who are truly deserving and I truly hope we are able to bless you all…but we are going to start with one family and continue on as long as we can!
I have continued to pray over this space, this community and you girls, and I KNOW without a doubt that God is using us to help others, bless others and spread his sweet love. If you have any other ways we can help during this season, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We are always looking for ways to give back!
I am so thankful for each and every one of you. I know that each of you is brought here for a reason and I pray that you are blessed in some way and see God working through your life daily. That’s my prayer for each of you, always!
Now how can you help bless a family in need? I am going to share our first family here! I will update this as their wishlist is complete and we can move on to the second family and so on! Let’s see how many families we can bless!!
Luke 12:48 says For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. If you are able to give or help at all, please help! I know these are tough times for everyone, but I truly believe we can change lives if we all come together to bless for the glory of God! Acts 20:35 says In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
I truly believe these words and believe that we are going to bless some socks off!!! So…God, please use us!
Family 5: lakes / Wallace family
I’ve never nominated myself for anything so I’m not even sure how to begin. I guess I could start my saying my nomination is actually for my kids. I have one son, he just turned two in November and I have recently gained custody of my thirteen year old sister after our dad passed from pancreatic cancer. I’m 23 years old and a survivor of domestic violence – still battling a divorce… In January of this year I was finally able to relocate us to a new area closer to family and in a safe environment away from my “spouse”. After living with family for several months and obtaining a steady job, this November I was finally able to find us a rental home in Monahans (small town near Odessa/Midland). That same month my car basically gave up on us, our only way of transportation. Obviously I had to repair the car which left me with no funds. Our living room is complete with camping furniture from an old storage. And while my kiddos don’t complain I can’t help but wish I could do more from them.
I’m crying just typing this as I’m not sure what to say or how to do this. Being a young mom is hard, being a young adult taking on the role of a mom to sibling who is mad at the world for taking her father is even harder. I hate to even say this but Christmas is the last thing in my list right now. 😭 Today I saw a sign that said “7 days until Christmas” I immediately broke down and started praying that God bless us with a miracle in a week.
I’m not sure if I did this right and if not I apologize. Also not sure how far into the families you will look to make sure everything checks out but I have copies of all restraining orders, police reports or anything else you may need, should we be picked (I would lose it😭😭).
4th Family: Downing Family
Our family in Kentucky was hit with the tornado. Our cousin Whitney lost her home completely. Thankfully everyone got out safely but that’s not the case for some. Imagine if your small town was there one day and gone when you woke up. That’s Mayfield to our family. It’s gone. For those wanting to help Whitney and her girls who lost their home in Kentucky – I’ve started an Amazon wish list for them. Primarily clothing and jackets and needs but a few christmas gifts, too. They’re 6 and 15 years old. Whitney works so hard for her girls. A single mama that does everything she can for them. The 6 year old loves farms and animals and is the sweetest little thing. The 15 year old is a freshman and loves music and reading. Both great, smart girls!
To see the loss and destruction of the town on the news and know that it’s your husband’s home town is devastating. And to know your cousins and aunts and uncles are directly affected is even worse. If you feel inclined, we’d greatly appreciate it. I’ve got my Venmo which I’ll be mailing checks to her if you like to do that. Prayers are much appreciated too! Pray for peace on Whitney for the road ahead and for the girls to know they are safe and secure and taken care of.
Thank you from our family to yours and merry Christmas.
@erin-ruoff (this isn’t Whitney’s venmo)
3rd Family: Burnett family
My husband Kyle was diagnosed with stage 4 diffuse large B cell lymphoma in October 2021. He was the sole income for our family and we are doing our best to make ends meet right now. We have a 5 year old son, Porter, who was diagnosed as autistic in September 2021. We have had a very rough year and I have never been someone to ask for help but right now my family needs it.
2nd Family: Sexton Family
We are a group of 4 sisters. Our mother suddenly passed away 3 months ago. We have a disabled sister named Allison who she cared for daily for the last 26 years. Our mother always made sure we had a great Christmas, even as adults. We would love to be able to provide the same type of Christmas for Allison this year. She lost the closest person in her life and we want things to remain as normal as possible for her throughout the holidays while we try to navigate this time.
1st “Family”:Phillips First Grade
Ms. Phillips wrote
I am a 1st grade teacher at Wilson school in Wilson TX. I have 7 students in my class, 1 boy and 6 girls. Wilson is a very rural and low income school, and most of my students come from a really hard home life. I am submitting this form on behalf of my dear students, as some do not even own a winter jacket. I am hoping to be able to get each student a coat as well as a toy of their choosing. I love these kids dearly and it breaks my heart to know what they go through daily at home. This is my first year teaching, as I just graduated in May, so I do not make very much. As much as I would love to go out and buy my students gifts, I really just can’t afford it.
If you or someone you know is in need, the form to fill out is here!