So many families are struggling in so many ways. But those without a place to call home are overwhelmed with basic needs.  Can you imagine working full time, getting your education, and making sure your children are keeping up with their homework...all the while you are sleeping in your car or couch-surfing in places with people you may or may not know? It’s happening all around us. But not anymore for one family.

Victorious is a word seldom used, but there is no other word I can think of that describes what I witnessed this past Monday. For months now Ruth Sapp, a liaison of Community Resource Network (CRN), has been advocating for Novlette, a quite remarkable, hardworking, faith-filled lady with two daughters. Monday she was"pinned" as a medical assistant and I love that I can share that incredible moment with you through this picture.

Many of the families we get to encourage through CRN are taking steps toward a more stable life, and Novlette is one mom doing just that. She refers to Ruth as one of CRN's “angels” who brings her messages of hope, points her toward helpful connections, and is glad to help her figure out how to navigate around the barriers that made it nearly impossible to move from sleeping in a car to renting an apartment for herself and her family. That said, it was Novlette who persevered against all odds and is engaged in a new season!

Victorious. That’s all I can say.

“Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person. Don’t tell your neighbor “Maybe some other time” or “Try me tomorrow” when you can help.”  - Proverbs 3:27-28 (The Message)