One night, it got down to 45 degrees outside, but probably less than 30 degrees inside the house. We had on long socks, pajamas, and two blankets and we still were freezing. Well Scroggins got up and got three more blankets, both of our skull caps, and gloves and finally we were worn although we had to keep our heads covered. Going through all this at home, while still going to church and preaching on some Sundays. And I wondered, If I were better off when it was hot, and we were in the house sweating all night with windows up for air.
It was on that night I said to Scroggins, "Baby, I can now imagine how some of the homeless people feel who are in old houses thinking that they will be warmer. I know how cold they are." It was at this point, I just broke down. Even now writing this I am swamped with tears. (Then God let my sister call me to say, "You are going through for God's purpose. Say strong sis, it's a part of your purpose!) God knew I needed strength just to write this. If I could afford to go and buy blankets, I would have no need to ask you to donate them. This is something so special to me that it aches. I ache thinking about those men, women, and children in boxes at night, under bridges, in cars, without covering. Let's not only cover their souls with prayer, let's cover their bodies with blankets.
My father in law would open his home to homeless people or children who had no where to go and now his same home is a place where his own children had to run to in times of trouble. So who beIf you are in the Shreveport surrounding areas, we will pick up the blankets; even in Texas. Or if you can afford to send them, please send them to Community of Faith Family Church, 624 Louise Street, Mansfield, Louisiana 71052. The winter is fastly approaching and we need those blankets like yesterday. Thank you and be blessed!