I Like Strangers.

 

SUBMITTED BY: Eva

I had met a man on Facebook that was a very godly man. Life had been unfair to him and he found himself losing a leg to diabetes and living in an assisted living center. He’d lost his own family years earlier and was alone. 

I read his Facebook often and it was obvious he was hopeless and giving up. With days left at this facility, we invited him into our home. As a nurse, I knew I could help him with his physical challenges. To our shock, he agreed to come and soon we were booking his flight and planning for his arrival. 

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He arrived the next day with a carry-on and a single bag. We got him situated in his own room and worked ardently to help him integrate into our own family. It is a beautiful feeling knowing that our children can see our faith at work. And we hope this will inspire a lifestyle of giving within them also.

We also say “people don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care”. One small act of kindness has given this man the hope that he needs to pick up the pieces of a broken life and move forward.

 
Kierstin Toth