“Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.” –Matthew 21:22
We all tend to have a sense of hope and anticipation of good things to come when each New Year rolls in. Sometimes our hopes are dashed by the realities of life on life’s terms. Such was the case with Jolie, a resident of St. Jude Apartments since 1993.
She received a notice that the rental assistance she was receiving from another agency was being eliminated. Her rent is $450 per month. Jolie pays half of her rent and was receiving assistance for the other half. Now she is responsible for paying the entire amount. She receives less than $800 per month for disability and that has to cover food, medicine and other living expenses. She is allowed to work 8 hours a week, which she does. But that is still not enough to cover the additional rental expense.
When she received the notice, Jolie was devastated. She was afraid we were going to put her out….of course that was not an option for us. Even though our budget does not include much for rental assistance and our funds are stretched as we continue our fight against hunger, I told her we would find a way to get the funds to help cover her rent for the remainder of the year, which totals $3000.
So far we’ve been able to secure $600 through an emergency shelter grant. We are asking you to help us raise the remaining $2400 that will bring some relief to Jolie. We know that it’s a special ask, but we really need it and Jolie needs it.
Words cannot adequately express our gratitude for the support we have received from you in the past. Without that support, it would be extremely difficult to continue our mission of feeding our hungry, clothing our naked and giving aid to our sick.
When a situation seems so dire, we believe that through the intercession of St. Jude, God will answer our prayers.
As always, thank you for your continued support.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Daniel Aloo Owuor, F.M.H.
P.S. I will be visiting my family in Kenya for a few weeks. Please keep me in your prayers.
Our mission here at The City of St. Jude is to simply help those who need it the most. Our ability to do so depends on the generosity of people like you. Please consider making a donation today. Anything you give is appreciated.