Sunday night I was headed off to work when I met a woman with car trouble. The starter had gone out and the car would not turn over. I tried for about 20 minutes to help her - beating and banging on the thing. No good! So I asked her if there was anyone she could call to come help her. No one. Then I asked her how far away she lived. Maybe I could give her a ride. She told me that she was homeless and living in her car for the past couple of months. I was floored. It was 1030 at night and this lady - not much older than me - was stuck in a parking lot with now where to go and no way to get there. She was obviously distressed about not being able to go "somewhere safe". I told her I had to go to work, but if she was still there in the morning when I got back she could come to my house and shower, wash clothes and eat. Well, she was still there, so I invited her home with me. Come to find out, she lost her apartment after her boyfriend of 2 years got arrested for selling drugs. She had signed over temporary custody of her 15 yr old daughter to a friend so at least the child was not living in the car anymore. She is flat broke and has no job. She has a knee that she has had surgery on but it needs to be replaced and she is diabetic. She said she has filed for disability compensation and she has an attorney, but the case won't be heard until September! My husband and I have set her up over our garage - it's a finished room so she will at least have some privacy. We are scouting around for a starter so she can at least get back and forth to her doctor appointments. But, we aren't super rich - heck, we aren't even modestly broke!!! We really could use some prayers on this one. The Lord works in mysterious ways and we know she has been put in our lives for a reason, sometimes though, a little extra "good vibes" doesn't hurt.