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Christmas in a Shelter

While others are decorating their houses for the holidays, posting Santa pics on social media, and shopping till they can’t anymore, there are many in our country that do not have a place to call home. I never thought I would be one of the homeless, especially at Christmas time. It really opened my eyes to the plight of others, but it also opened my eyes to the generosity of the community! Living in Peggy’s House is a blessing in so many ways. Having a warm place to rest my head is great, but knowing that the people that run A Ray of Hope care is even nicer. To me the house is not a shelter, but a home. A home for shelter, a home to celebrate, and a home where we make friends that become more like a family. My purpose of this article is to thank you for your support of A Ray of Hope. Without the wonderful people that support A Ray of Hope I would not have had a place to call home this Christmas. Your generosity not only assured my children and I had a warm home at Christmas, but also made smiles Christmas morning for many families that were adopted through A Ray of Hope. This Christmas I was able to see a community that practices what we are told to do in 2 Corinthians 9:6-8, Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Thank you all and God bless you for your generosity you have shown.

--Jeanne Beth Floyd

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